I just finished Assault on Reason and enjoyed it. After seeing Inconvienent Truth and reading this in 2007, like alot of people are saying, if Al would have just been Al he would have won easy in 2000. No sour grapes just my observance.
He laid out so many facts about our current administration that it leaves one feeling pretty ill. Paid vacations for right wing supreme court judges to attend think tanks, executive branch secrecy, trading constitutional rights for an illusion of safety, on and on.
I believe ethics and honest public service needs to be taught in high school as a requirement using facts of life and real world examples such as those in this book. I’m in my 40’s and I feel like I’m watching the Wizard of OZ in REAL LIFE! sheesh
Of course I’m glad he finishes with hope. One can’t help but feel concerned about our country and it’s citizens regardless of which party you’re in. I came away with a renewed appreciation for our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.
I am convinced that the foundation of our democracy is definitely at risk as a result Bush’s policies and quagmire’s. And as Al said it’s not all GW’s fault. Our congress and we as citizens carry some responsibilty too for what has gone down.
We need to grow up…fast as a society, imo.