June 30, 2012


What Colin Powell is Reading

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell tells the New York Times he's reading The Summer of 1787 by David O. Stewart.

"As I grow older, I am increasingly fascinated by our founding fathers. The challenges they faced and the compromises they made, good and bad, to create a nation have inspired us and people around the world. I wish today's political leaders, especially in Washington, would show the courage and willingness to fight for what they believe in, but possess an understanding of the need to compromise to solve the nation's problems. They all need to go off and read 1787.

His recommendation for President Obama: The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam.

"Theories and grand ideas are important. But they seldom unfold as planned. People -- it is all about people."










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