Time gets the exclusive excerpt of the new Gore book which was announced over a year ago. It was thought then that it would produce more speculation on Al’s run for President in ’08 and that might happen. My guess is the smart money is on him not getting in the race. I think at this point the field is too crowded with too much talent and Al knows his high draft status window has come and gone.
He also seems to realize that being the Prez isn’t the only way to get things done and is on his way to having a lasting legacy in his advocacy for the environment and his tireless crusade to raise awareness about the problems associated with global warming.
The book looks to be worth a read as it addresses issues many of us in the lefty blogosphere have been hand wringing over for some time: the loss of reason and the damage it has done to our country and democracy. I get the feeling that Al is going to go a bit Obama on us and not just preach to one side, but address us all as having contributed to the decline. Just a guess.
The Time excerpts are good, but my takeaway comes from Penguin Press publisher notes:
Gore’s larger goal in this book is to explain how the public sphere itself has evolved into a place hospitable to reason’s enemies, to make us more aware of the forces at work on our own minds, and to lead us to an understanding of what we can do, individually and collectively, to restore the rule of reason and safeguard our future.
Pre-order or look for it in bookstores on the 22nd.