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Monday, June 13, 2011
4 men, 1 woman
That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Campaign Begins In Earnest" and I hope you love it as much as I do. On the first hour of today's Diane Rehm Show (NPR), they talked the economy so you know that meant Diane wasn't booking more than one woman for the panel: Richard Fisher, Jim Tankersley, Mark Zandi and Susan Lund. The second hour was Richard White. Typical Diane.
Tonight we're doing book posts. We're supposed to pick a book off the shelf at random and then write a little about it.
I picked Gore Vidal's Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace and wished I had picked Dreaming War because I remember that book better.
But flipping through the book, I remembered a great deal. This book has a lot about Timothy McVeigh in it and was he acting alone, what happened in Oklahoma and a great deal more.
At his best, Gore Vidal is probably the premiere essayist in America today. And these essays really are some of his finest work.
I remember buying this book in 2002 and being so glad someone out there wasn't taken in by Bush and worshipping the Bully. And then when this book (and Dreaming War) both ended up on the New York Times' best seller list (softcover), I just felt hopeful that there were a lot of Americans out there that wanted something better than what Bush & Co. were giving us.
I wish Gore would tell the truth on Barack. I wish he would shine the same spotlight on Barack that he did on Bush. But he doesn't appear to write much anymore. And that may be an age thing. I have no idea. But Perpetual Peace For Perpetual War is a good book.
A really good one.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"