[Springboard] [Dialogue] Absolute Must See

Priscilla Wilson pwilson at teamtechinc.com
Sat Sep 27 21:35:37 EDT 2008

I second Jack's comment about Bacevich...I was enormously taken with  
what he had to say. His book, The Limits of Power is now on the top  
of my "must read" list.

On Sep 27, 2008, at 7:22 PM, Jack Gilles wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I don't often suggest that there is something we all must see/read,  
> but in this crisis and with this election, I think the following is  
> a foundational piece we need to understand and talk about.  Perhaps  
> many of you who regularly watch Bill Moyers will have seen this,  
> but I hadn't.  I am sitting here in Mexico almost stunned having  
> just watched it.  We are in a time of reckoning that we have all  
> talked about, but now is here.  I would hope we might have a  
> constructive dialogue on this.
> The interview is with Andrew J. Bacevich who teaches at Boston  
> University.  It was just posted on the Bill Moyers web site  
> yesterday, the 26th.  It is the discussion of his book The Limits  
> of Power.  <http://www.pbs.org/moyers>  Here is a blurb from his  
> biographical sketch.
> As campaign ads urge voters to consider who will be a better  
> "Commander in Chief," Andrew J. Bacevich — Professor of  
> International Relations at Boston University, retired Army colonel,  
> and West Point graduate — joins Bill Moyers on the JOURNAL to  
> encourage viewers to take a step back and connect the dots between  
> U.S. foreign policy, consumerism, politics, and militarism.
> For me, it is sobering to realize that the election of Obama will  
> not make the difference we hope for.  I don't want to expand on  
> this, but you will see that we are existing in a profoundly flawed  
> system and until the contradiction is faced and dealt with, nothing  
> will change and the consequences will be severe.
> Peace,
> Jack
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Priscilla Wilson
TeamTech Press
Mission Hills, KS 66208
pwilson at teamtechinc.com

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