Monthly Archives: December 2014

First Aid Kit- Music from Krugman????

Much to the chagrin of my more conservative friends I not only read Paul Krugman’s New York Times column but his blog as well. Krugman, on his blog, highlights some musical selections that he enjoys on Friday nights. I must … Continue reading

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Above the Fray- Dukakis on the 1988 Campaign

The 1988 Presidential campaign keeps crossing my path lately. I finished reading “What it Takes” by Richard Ben Cramer, reviewed below, that was a terrific book about that campaign, looked at through the eyes of several of the candidates. NBC-Learn … Continue reading

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Review of "Thirteen Days in September" by Lawrence Wright

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright My rating: 3 of 5 stars A pretty good accounting of the Camp David Agreement forged by President Jimmy Carter. Lawrence Wright manages to weave in … Continue reading

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Review of Richard Ben Cramer's "What it Takes"

What It Takes: The Way to the White House by Richard Ben Cramer My rating: 5 of 5 stars A tour de force by Richard Ben Cramer. At over a thousand pages this look at the 1988 Presidential campaign may … Continue reading

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