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Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Book...

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. The Yankees are surging, travels, visits to Napa... A more personal update is forthcoming...

In the mean time, I came across this book review in USA Today and ordered the book. Here's a couple of quotes from the article and book:
"Go out into this newly globalized world you're profiting from," he writes, "go visit the people being 'lifted' out of poverty, the workers who are making your products. Go live in their huts, eat their rice and plantains, squat on their floors, and listen to their babies cry. Sniff some glue and pray with them. Try to get justice from their police if someone hurts you. And then come back and let's talk about freedom."

"If you can read this page, you are on top of the world and billions of people are beneath you. Your ignorance and your lack of a program will likely equal the squalor of your grandchildren's existence."
Wow! Got the book today... I'll let you know what I think.

1 comment:

  1. I'm quite curious. I'm reading a book called "War Against the Weak." We should compare notes!