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This crew needs to read "Founding Brothers," a fairly(7 posts)

This crew needs to read "Founding Brothers," a fairlyOldEdScott
Jul 28, 2003 7:31 AM
amazing little book about the Revolutionary generation and the politics of the first few years of the Republic. Some of their conflict/rhetoric makes this forum look tame. And the LEAST of their vision makes just about every modern-day politician I can think of look like a high school civics teacher whose 'real' job is to coach football.
More than anythingsn69
Jul 28, 2003 7:34 AM
I think we often lose the sheer sense of chaos of those early years amidst our "get rich quick"/"Dr Phil will fix me"/instant gratification society. The first phase of the American experiment was tumultuous to say the least.

...Yet everyone today wonders why Russia isn't perfect yet.

To quote Czar: "SHEESH."

OBTW, thanks for spelling it "crew" rather than the NOLA version. I'm trying to put those days behind me....
Oh, krewe you. nmOldEdScott
Jul 28, 2003 7:48 AM
I think TJ said that to Napoleon after they closed the deal. nmsn69
Jul 28, 2003 8:00 AM
TJeanloz? nmOldEdScott
Jul 28, 2003 8:06 AM
Keep me out of this (nm)TJeanloz
Jul 28, 2003 9:25 AM
I thought American Aurora was more interesting,TJeanloz
Jul 28, 2003 9:32 AM
It's on the long side, but American Aurora is one of the best books detailing the real politics that went on in the earliest days of the Republic. Fascinating insight, backed up with original source material. The bottom line, I think, is that politics was much more personal then than it is now.