Judging from a photograph taken by The New York Times' Doug Mills, he's reading The Post-American World, by Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria. In this new book, Zakaria says that the United States needs to move beyond a foreign policy dealing just with terrorism and take into account the rise of such nations as China, Brazil, South Africa and Kenya. The book title refers to Zakaria's belief that in the near future the United States will no longer be the single dominant power in the world.
In the photo in question, Senator Obama is walking across a parking lot carrying Zakaria's book in his left hand, and using his left index finger as a bookmark. Hmmm...if the Obama campaign can't afford to buy the Senator an actual bookmark, maybe we should send him an elegant Accent on Books model. Might get some free publicity down the road.
By the way, if you want to keep up with Senator Obama, you can get a copy of The Post-American World at Accent on Books. Hardcover, $25.95
Thanks to the Paper Cuts blog.