by Benjamin H., December 23, 2012 12:00 AM
Fascinating, insightful, and deliciously readable, Future Perfect is at once a deep social analysis and a sharp forecast of how things can, should, and might soon be done. Consider: the news media like big events, and there's always room for complaint, but what if these biases are hiding the fact that things are really getting better, just incrementally? That's where Johnson begins his investigation, but the book is... bigger. After all, this is the writer who wrote Where Good Ideas Come From, and he's packed this book with solutions that are a tier above. Johnson unites the best of libertarian aspirations and progressive values, giving us a window into America's underground political reality with his depiction of the peer progressive, which is probably what you are, whether you've known it or not.