What: A summit meeting.
When: In the midst of personal distress following David’s beloved wife’s death.
Where: An auditorium, presumably somewhere in heaven.
Why: To answer the question, “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?”
How: With an hourglass front and center and only five chances to answer the question in two words–before it’s too late.
The Final Summit is a relatively short book, part novel and part self-help, filled with intellectual discussion, inspirational thoughts, humor, and well-researched (some little-known) history. The story of Eric Erickson and how he was instrumental in bringing World War II to an end surprised me.
As the participants announced each incorrect two-word answer to Gabriel (whose demeanor was not what I would expect), I cheered them on to the correct response. I was sure I knew it and could hardly wait to reach the end of the story to be proved right.
I was wrong.
And therefore I was disappointed.
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