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Time Present, Time Past
Friday, March 31, 2006

This memoir by Bill Bradley is a thoughtful and thought provoking piece of work. I listened to the book on tape (sadly, it was the abridged version) read by Bradley himself. His reading is workmanlike but what he is saying is anything but. Hearing him go over the problems we faced as a country in 1997 (all of which have only gotten worse) and carefully explaining the sort of honesty and integrity that would be needed to solve them is both heartening and horrific. Heartening because there are people who get it: who understand how things are interrelated and know that nothing is easy. Horrific because they are too few and because thoughts like these -- thoughts that require work, sacrifice, and change -- are hard to hear and harder still to heed. Highly recommended.


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