This report speaks for itself. No comment is needed at this time... except for this teaser: Federal deficits will total nearly $2.4 trillion over the next decade.
George Lakoff: Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think
An in-depth discussion not only about what liberals and conservatives think, but why they think the way they do.
Fred I. Greenstein: The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment
Excellent "real-time" early analysis of the Bush presidency by a wide range of presidential scholars. The chapters relating to foreign policy and the economy are particularly enlightening. A must-read for all those who want to be fully informed in time for the upcoming presidential election. (*****)
Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha: A New Translation
Hesse's masterpiece in audiobook format. One of the most inspirational works I have ever encountered. I highly recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in introspection and philosophical thought. (*****)
Kenneth M. Pollack: The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq
Although his analysis turned out to be wrong (based upon incorrect intelligence), his discussion of Hussein was very interesting and provided much historical perspective. (****)
Richard A. Clarke: Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
Riveting account of the war on terror during the Bush I, Clinton and Bush II administrations. A "must read" for anybody who wants to be informed on what is going on in the world today. (*****)
Stephen P Turner: Liberal Democracy 3.0 : Civil Society in an Age of Experts
Interesting premise... public debate is being severely limited. Many of the decisions on important issues of the day are being made by experts because the issues are too complicated for the common man to debate, or even understand. (****)