The highlight of the first hour of our radio show yesterday was a half-hour interview with Michael Barone. Barone is more knowledgeable than anyone else about the nuts and bolts of American politics, but for his latest book he chose to look backward to England’s “Glorious Revolution” of 1688-89. His book is Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America’s Founding Fathers. It is exceptionally good. We booked Michael at the last minute, so I had planned to just skim through Our First Revolution enough to ask intelligent questions. But the book defies skimming; it is just too interesting. The people and events are colorful, and the issues are not only momentous, but resonant with significance in our time. Clicking on the graphic below will take you to the Amazon page where you can learn more about Our First Revolution.
In addition to the Barone interview, we also discussed the situation in Iraq and the most recent votes in Congress, and recognized the Loon of the Week. Remarkably, a former Nobel Peace Prize winner was only the runner-up.
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