Most of these gems are well known, but I think the authors would have done well if they were more discreet, anyone can say a comeback, but there is an art in doing it like Churchill or Lincoln. Unfortunately many of today’s politicians that are quoted in this book are not anymore witty than the average middle school student, and some are less.
The author goes through what this idea meant and how it shaped our nation, and others. He goes to write about what the abandonment of this idea cost the United States in terms of principals, good will, influence, blood, and treasure.
Walt Whitman was an American journalist, essayist and a famous poet Mr. Whitman is, of course, one of the most influential poets in the American catalog.
About: Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill is a non-fiction book, examining the policies of the United States, and the consequences, on the War on Terrorism. Mr. Scahill is an editor and journalist for online and print publications. 680 pages Publisher: Nation Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1568589549 My rating for Dirty Wars – 4 Buy Dirty Wars from Amazon.com* More Books by Jeremy Scahill Thoughts: This is not an easy book to read, especially for a patriotic American. Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill pulls no punches, is not afraid to commend, but mainly criticize policies, politicians, and those who are at the edge of the spear implementing them. Mr. Scahill analyzes ideology, religion and politics, not afraid to criticize policies or individuals (mostly policy makers). The author goes to great lengths into relevant history to give the reader some context about decisions made. The history delves into people, what made them who they are and how they became true believers in their own policies. Not only Americans, but Muslim clerics and radicals. The historical background and analysis helps the author connect seemingly unrelated events and their impacts on policies and practices. The research in this book in incredible,…
The most fascinating part, for me, was how each person governed before and after office as if the office was sacred and kept it that way despite political differences.
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President Clinton stopped by the Today Show yesterday and talked about the books he likes to read. I was surprised and delighted to discover what the President read and to discover that we share the same taste. Image from http://clinton2.nara.gov/WH/kids/html/bill.html Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore President Clinton says: “Truly a biography of the city“ Lincoln by David Herbert Donald President Clinton says: “A book you could read if you wanted to read a novel… an astonishing book“ The Way of the World by David Fromkin President Clinton says: “[A] one volume short history of civilization” Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow President Clinton says: This is a book for “anybody who really wants to understand how we started should read“ And I agree President Clinton also likes to read fiction, crime fiction nonetheless. His favorite fictional character is Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon and I must admin that it is mine as well. Check out Daniel Silva’s Amazon Page. I can recommend any of the Gabriel Allon books, but if you’re new to the series try to start at the beginning. As well as Gabriel Allon, President Clinton also said he enjoyed the Alex Cross series as well as books by…