AIF Bookmarks: New Books by AIF Speakers
Aspen Ideas speakers are at the forefront in their fields. We hope you’ll be inspired to read their books, which are available in our Bookstore. Here are some new titles to add to your reading list:
Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer examines the course of the Supreme Court throughout history and how its role is largely related to how the public accepts its decisions. Watch Breyer’s talk at AIF — something every citizen needs to see!
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum examine four key challenges our ailing country faces: globalization, information technology, chronic deficits, and energy consumption. They argue that Americans need to restore the values that made our country great to begin with. Friedman discussed this thesis last July at Aspen Ideas — watch the video.
Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools
“Steve Brill has combined extraordinary reporting with smart passion to create one of the most important historical narratives of our era. This inside story of the school reform crusade is an inspiring saga filled with genuine heroes. This is investigative journalism and powerful writing at its best.” —Walter Isaacson, CEO, Aspen Institute. Watch Brill with Arne Duncan at AIF.
Start Something That Matters
Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, the one-for-one shoe company, and shows how it and other social-preneural companies are transforming business and lives. Mycoskie spoke at AIF in ’09, and helped inspire AIF ’11 Speaker Lauren Walters to start Two Degrees. Read about Walters’s inspiration here.