The National Strategic Narrative was published two years ago. Early drafts surfaced a few years before that. The Narrative has been around awhile.
If you’re in the mood to read something hopeful this week, that focuses on national opportunities instead of national risks, and that talks about achieving prosperity and security within the bounds of Constitutional values, then this short document is worth your time.
But it does require reading more than a few paragraphs. And it demands thinking about what is in the Narrative.
I’ve heard one of the authors (Wayne Porter) talk about the Narrative maybe a dozen times. The audience has always been public safety leaders and mid career folks — people who are experienced enough not to blindly embrace the latest fad about “how to make everything right again.” Almost without exception in these groups, the ideas in the Narrative are received as fundamentally new and unsentimentally inspiring.
I came across a video a few days ago that describes the Narrative and also captures some of the energy of the ideas. If you have 20 minutes this week, you might enjoy watching the story of the National Strategic Narrative, told by its authors.
The video is too large to post on this site. But here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/31205135.