[Springboard] Looking to Tuesday . . .

Jack Gilles icabombay at igc.org
Sat Nov 1 12:12:30 EDT 2008


I just bought the book and will be reading it this week.  Would love  
to have a discussion group on it.

On Nov 1, 2008, at 8:40 AM, James Wiegel wrote:

> "Yet to imagine that installing a particular individual in the Oval  
> Office will produce decisive action on any of these fronts  
> (terrorism and nuclear weapons, climate change and poverty, genocide  
> and disease) is to succomb to the grandest delusion of all.  The  
> quadrennial ritual of electing (or reelecting) a president is not an  
> exercise in promoting change, regardless of what candidates may  
> claim and ordinary voters believe.  The real aim is to ensure  
> continuity, to keep intact the institutions and arrangements that  
> define present-day Washington."  Andrew J. Bacevich, The Limits of  
> Power, p. 171.
> "If you think the City of Chicago is going to elect a new mayor  
> every 4 years and he is going to come out here and do your work for  
> you, you're wrong.  If this community is going to be different it  
> will be because of you.  You're going to have to do it yourself"   
> Verdell Trice, paraphrased from the Fifth City video.
> hmmm . . . .
> I just finished reading The Limits of Power.  Anyone interested in  
> forming a discussion group to study it?
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