I guess I thought Rise had reach, but this one really surprised me. GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee recommends it to students at Ouachita Baptist University. The story in the Bapist Press.
"The one cultural norm that transcends all of the generations, all languages is the transmission of our culture through our art forms. It is the one way in which one generation speaks to the next," Huckabee said.
"It makes perfect sense when you think that even in the way that God designed us, we were designed to be creative. After all, if He is the Creator and He has made a creation and we have been created in His image, it would be the logical conclusion that in His image, since He's a creative God, that part of what He has created in us is a creativity that ought to be stimulated and enhanced and somehow not put aside," he added.
A former Ouachita trustee, Huckabee recommended that students read a book by Richard Florida, "The Rise of the Creative Class," in which the author predicts that the future economy will be driven not by those who are strong in technology, agriculture or manufacturing but those who are creative.
"The accommodation of the creative class really is the foundation for the future of our nation's economic strength," Huckabee said.