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    Right now I'm reading two books The American Heritage; The American Revolution and A Leap In The Dark. Both books deal with the American Revolution. The first more with focuses more on the military aspect while the second more on the political developments which led to independence and the beginning struggles of the new nation up to 1801.

    The AR has been a neglected subject for me and I really regret it. It's incredibly interesting and serves as the keystone for understanding American role in world affairs plus it gives me an understanding of how our political system has evolved from that of the founding fathers to what we have now, which, IMO, is very different from that envisioned by our forefathers.
    When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.' VP Joe 'The Brain' Biden