08/18/2005: Collapsible Subjects...
Aside from expressing my Amazement that our Dear ole Fearless Leader Reads Anything!! (LOL) Is this one from the Chicago Tribune We know what Bush is reading . . .:
"When he isn't biking up hills or slashing overgrown brush, President Bush has 1,500 pages of reading material to fill his down time this month.
The White House said Bush took three heavy books with him on his five-week vacation at his ranch.
On the president's nightstand are: "The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History," "Salt: A World History" and "Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar."
Sheesh -- and Nobody thought to give him a copy of "Collapse" by Jared Diamond?
At a mere 560 pages, Wherein he could learn, among other things-- How other Chieftains and Kings failed to act in the face of real big threats to their societies" and "who were motivated to increase their own prestige, even in cases where that might conflict with the good of the current society as a whole and of the next generation" on issues of:
· Environmental damage;
· Climate changes;
· Rapid population growth;
· Unstable trading partners;
· Pressure from enemies;
· Responses and Cultural values surrounding “changed conditions” signals.
But maybe his Bookbag was too heavy for one of those Secret Service Porters to carry for him with an extra load like "Collapse."
Karen on 08.18.05 @ 12:05 PM CST