Maybe a few good men and women with attitudes and abilities like Sargent Shriver's could turn us around. Looking at what his faith and belief in the power of the common individual to create real change in the world let him accomplish is certainly inspiring.
Sarge is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics or 20th Century history.
One tip: Since the book is over 600 pages long, if you lug your books around like I do, you may want to get either the hardcover or the version for Kindle or Nook, because my book was literally falling apart by the time I finished it. This may just be because I am hard on my books, but it is something to consider.