Monday, February 18, 2008

Bill Moyers Gets Recommendations for the Next President

Bill Moyers ran a piece on his show asking viewers what books they think the next president should read. He got a lot of responses. A lot. People recommended a diverse selection of texts, including Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore, Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson, The Bible, The Art of War, Milton Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom, and A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. Loyal readers of this blog may recall that I had a similar idea and generated a list of my own for the presidential candidates to read. My list generated significantly less heat than Bill Moyers' did. Sure, just because he worked for Lyndon Johnson everybody comments on his blog. Well, I read books about Lyndon Johnson. Three of them, as a matter of fact.

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