Monday, June 05, 2006

New Views of the Founding Fathers

In the June 12th online issue of U.S. News and World Report Alex Kingsbury interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood regarding his newest book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different. The interview is rather short and lukewarm, however, it did entice me to click over to Amazon and check the book out. This could be a good choice for pool side reading over the next few days…..See the article here and click on the link below to see the Amazon reviews.


Kevin said...

I am in the middle of the book and it's quite good.

Anonymous said...

Interesting analogy, EHT. Liberal Democrats probably won't appreciate it, though.

I supported our going into Iraq, but one major problem for President Bush is that the stated reason for it turned out to be wrong. That's a pretty big "Oops!" to overcome.

I also think there's a very big question about our attempts to bring democracy to Iraq. The jury is still out on that one, but it's tough to remain optimistic considering recent developments there.

On one of the TV talk shows I was watching, there was another question that was brought up that is interesting, and a little scary: Can the United States win a "hot" war that lasts more than a month or two now that we are in the media age? I think the jury is still out on that one, also, but so far we're 0 for 1.