Another Niall Ferguson book. His thesis: America doesn't want to be an empire. Too bad, we already are. The world needs us to be one to increase security. However, the American people may not have the necessary will to maintain one, and the one we ahve may come crashing down suddenly.
Should be interesting.
"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction." --Thomas Jefferson
"Remember that if the opportunities for great deeds should never come, the opportunities for good deeds are renewed day by day. The thing for us to long for is the goodness, not the glory." --F.W. Faber
"The proper response to difficulty is not to retreat, it is to prevail." --President George W. Bush
"Kerry calls Iraq a distraction. But here's a question for all Democrats: if we weren't in Iraq, what would the terrorists be doing?" --Dennis Prager
"John Kerry told Temple University Friday he will wage war in Iraq differently. It's called personal diplomacy. Due to his superior people skills and sensitivity he will be better able to get allies to send their soldiers into the wrong war at the wrong time." --Argus Hamilton
Top Ways CBS News Can Improve It's Reputation
Stick to stories everyone can agree on, like cookies are delicious
Move nightly "happy hour" to after the broadcast
Stop hiring guys with crazy names like "Morley"
Can't figure out if a news story is true? Let Judge Joe Brown decide
Every time Mike Wallace tells a lie he gets a life-threatening electrical shock
If it turns out the story is wrong, give away 276 brand new cars
After delivering a report, correspondent must add, "or maybe not -- who knows?"
Newscast consists of Dan Rather sitting down to watch Tom Brokaw
Oh, I dunno, stop making up crap?
Jay Leno: John Kerry says if he's elected president, he will go to the UN and persuade the other nations to help fight the War on Terror. We can't get them to pay their parking tickets -- why don't we start with that? ... Here's some news from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. They are now letting people take human remains, mix them in cement, and drop them in the ocean to help make more reefs. Didn't that used to be called "the Mafia?"
Bush wins by 15.
Because if you can't trust psychic dogs, who can you trust?
Link via The Corner
Minner and Kerry leading should be no surprise. But why does the News-Journal always poll registered voters instead of likely voters? It's much more inaccurate the way they do it. (Knowing the News-Journal, it's because it will skew Democrat when you do it that way. Registered Republicans are more likely to vote than registered Democrats.)
"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."