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The Case For Democracy: Natan Sharansky

Posted by Mark on February 14, 2005

If you buy only two books this year, they should be The Case for Democracy and Blog, in that order. If you only read one book this year, it should be The Case for Democracy. Read in twice. Natan Sharansky makes the case for free societies, not just in Iraq, but in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, and throughout the world. There is no way to understand the foreign policies of the Bush administration without an understanding of this book. And my readers on the left will be surprised how much they agree with Sharansky’s ideas.

No book in recent memory has had such a profound impact on me personally. The lessons Mr. Sharansky learned, both in Soviet Gulags, and in the rough and tumble of Israeli politics are lessons we would all do well to emulate. His sense of hope and optimism are much needed, and stand in sharp contrast to the pessimism and obstructionism of the American left.

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Health Update Part VI: I’m Back! Or As the DNC Chairman would say "Yeeeeaaahhhh!!!"

Posted by Mark on February 14, 2005

Back surgery was successful, after 3 hours on the table, and the removal of 3 large fragments at L5-S1. Very sore now, but able to sit for some periods of time, and overall am feeling better than I have in a long time. The breathing is good, and I appear to be on the right track finally, after 6 months. In summary, I appear to be in far better shape right now than the Democrat Party.

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The Case For Democracy: Natan Sharansky

Posted by Mark on February 14, 2005

If you buy only two books this year, they should be The Case for Democracy and Blog, in that order. If you only read one book this year, it should be The Case for Democracy. Read in twice. Natan Sharansky makes the case for free societies, not just in Iraq, but in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, and throughout the world. There is no way to understand the foreign policies of the Bush administration without an understanding of this book. And my readers on the left will be surprised how much they agree with Sharansky’s ideas.

No book in recent memory has had such a profound impact on me personally. The lessons Mr. Sharansky learned, both in Soviet Gulags, and in the rough and tumble of Israeli politics are lessons we would all do well to emulate. His sense of hope and optimism are much needed, and stand in sharp contrast to the pessimism and obstructionism of the American left.

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Health Update Part VI: I’m Back! Or As the DNC Chairman would say “Yeeeeaaahhhh!!!”

Posted by Mark on February 14, 2005

Back surgery was successful, after 3 hours on the table, and the removal of 3 large fragments at L5-S1. Very sore now, but able to sit for some periods of time, and overall am feeling better than I have in a long time. The breathing is good, and I appear to be on the right track finally, after 6 months. In summary, I appear to be in far better shape right now than the Democrat Party.

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