[Springboard] Looking to Tuesday . . .

Priscilla Wilson pwilson at teamtechinc.com
Sat Nov 1 15:04:51 EDT 2008

I agree ...The Limits of Power should be on everyone's reading  
list...and discussion topics.

On Nov 1, 2008, at 2:02 PM, Gordon Harper wrote:

> Good Call --
> Despite not getting a lot of major media attention, I think this  
> book is becoming something of an underground or under the radar  
> classic.  Been involved in several conversations around what  
> Bacevich has to say, be great to have an online discussion of it.
> Gordon
> 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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Priscilla Wilson
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