26.12.11

THE MONUMENTS WE'VE DESTROYED.

In The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America, longtime NBC correspondent Tom Brokaw looks at the complicated, Washington-centered procedural world he and his Silent Generation contemporaries created, sees that it's too complicated to accomplish much, and expresses his regrets.  There's not much to say in Book Review No. 35, as there's not much by way of organization or consistent reasoning for readers.  There might be some play value in looking at the commentary masquerading as fact that introduces each chapter, followed by answering the rhetorical question that follows (weak argumentation per se) in such a way as to turn the analysis of some other chapter upside down or inside out.  Try this.  Fact:  One farmer is capable of feeding many more people today than a frontier farmer in the Dakota Territories.  Question:  What inference might you draw about the smaller number of people in military service today, compared to World War II?

(Cross-posted to 50 Book Challenge.)

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