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Very well put, Momoe. I love "poetry is painting of words". Perfect!
Some of the best poetry comes from people who have lived that nightmare and found a way to express their feelings about it. I saw nothing at all wrong with the one poem I read of Valerie Macon's--the one so viciously...
Is there an ongoing attempt to manufacture consent? I would say yes to a slight variation. I believe that there is now and always an effort to manufacture a climate of acceptance for any damned thing the government does. On foreign policy matters it seems to almost always work....
Wolraich gives us Roosevelt as a wary aristocrat. He is sharp and largely fair-minded, yes, but he is undeniably part of the elite and is unapologetically wary of the mob. Roosevelt did not see the wisdom of crowds. He saw the wisdom of leading...
This is such an awesome review, the best I've had. I don't mean the praise. It's just really sharp and really gets the book. Thanks, Michael!
So far, when you subtract my agent's cut, the money I shelled out for PR, and sundry research expenses from my advance, I'm looking at about $4,000 for two years of work. I'm hopeful for at least some royalties eventually if only because my advance is so low.
But I like to think that I'm...
Congrats on the reviews and interviews, Mike...
BUT ARE WE RICH YET???
So loving Michael's book. Working on my own piece about it, too. I thought of a Q&A but since it's been done, and done pretty darned well, I'll do something else. Soon.
Thanks for sharing this, Michael. We're all so proud of MW's talents and I'm predicting big things for this...
Congratulations on the book. I just got my copy via the iPad Kindle app. There goes my weekend.
What do you see as Cruz's strategy, please ? All I see is his wooing the tea-baggers with just the right type of bait to make them all go into a feeding frenzy.
Excellent read ... gotta buy the book now!
He's always been a racist. Even back in the 70's I heard stories of what he'd say to his audiences from people I knew who attended his has been tour shows. Offensive to say the least.
So, I read the article at Salon. Now I feel a little smarter.
I hate when that happens. ...
Damn good interview and damn good answers !
We sure could use his influence on immigration reform.
Good point. I think the last Republican with country first principles was Lugar from Indiana. He is history now isn't he?
Asserting something for the sake of principle often requires loud-mouthed ambition. Doing the same for the sake of ambition rarely requires principle. Though it is often difficult to tell the difference, it is imperative that we do.
Thanks, DD. Elias Isquith at Salon is very sharp. Maiello suggested that I contact him. Before I did, he contacted me.
This entire episode is fantastic!
Christ, I am reading Salon and I wonder if they have the correct spelling?
This is just great!
Question and answer at Salon!
La Follette certainly had strong convictions that seemed unattainable at the time, but he actually achieved many of his goals, first in Wisconsin, then in the country. TR ultimately embraced many of La Follette's positions that he had previously lambasted as futile.
La Follette did lose...