Generation WE Wins Prestigious 2009 Montaigne Medal
Book analyzing the emerging Millennial Generation wins coveted award for its illuminating political and social analysis.
Each year, the Montaigne Medal is given to the most thought-provoking titles – books that illuminate progress or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as Shakespeare, Descartes, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Emerson, and
Greenberg’s critically acclaimed book provides the deepest political and social analysis ever performed on the Millennial Generation.
“It is an amazing honor to win the Montaigne Medal,” Greenberg said. “We put a lot of work into this book to thoroughly analyze the political and social workings of the Millennial Generation. I hope that our analysis, study and writing about the next most important generation of Americans provided readers a window of insight into their lives.”
But it’s the open-source publishing model that makes Generation WE a landmark for the information industry. The proprietary data behind the book was released on
“Generation WE,” Greenberg says, “was written as a gift to the Millennials in hopes it will help them create a better world. Now it’s being widely disseminated with the speed and transparency that only our unique open-source business model can provide.”
Greenberg’s research reveals the unique qualities of the Millennials. The most diverse and best educated generation in history, they are hopeful, civic-minded, open-minded, and ready to take collective action to solve national and world problems. Committed to the greater good, they abhor economic and political structures that benefit the few at the expense of the many.
Members of Generation WE are also more mature in their attitudes than earlier generations, and because of their belief in technology and innovation, they are impatient when it comes to demanding change. Given the right leadership, they are ready to step forward and become America’s new “greatest generation,” prepared to tackle the problems of war, environmental degradation, energy dependence, and dysfunctional health and education systems that threaten the American Dream.
Generation WE and its message received remarkable acclaim, with endorsements from notables including
Generation WE: How Millennial Youth Are Taking Over America and Changing Our World Forever