17 May 2007

It's Al In The Game

Time Magazine is excerpting a section of Al Gore's The Assault on Reason online. Consider it Required Reading, SVP. Goodness knows, Drudge is already branding it as paranoid lefty lunacy ('AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS NOW IN DANGER'), which of course means the Republican smear machine is just champing at the bit to unleash Alogical Hell. Key quote:
So the remedy for what ails our democracy is not simply better education (as important as that is) or civic education (as important as that can be), but the re-establishment of a genuine democratic discourse in which individuals can participate in a meaningful way—a conversation of democracy in which meritorious ideas and opinions from individuals do, in fact, evoke a meaningful response.
Heaven forfend. Having read this, though, I'm almost certain Al is going to run for President after all.

NOTE: Don't know the song alluded to in the title of this entry? It's based on a song by another onetime Vice-President. How's that for cheek? ;-)

1 comment:

j said...

agree, much of the world might actually be surprised how many educated bigots there are in the world who have made democracy more of a sham than ever

did you see the blair/bush "slap on the back" farewell meeting? ewewewew...

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