Chasing McCree Chasing McCree yD Isaac Asimov Pretty heady stuff but it certainly getsou thinking You probably won t agree with everything that s talked about but it gives ou another perspective and that s always a good thing Inspiring and thought provoking This reminds me of why Bill Moyers just rocks What s fascinating is that he conducted the interviews over 20 ears ago specifically to address the ideas of the day and it still shinesHere s one tidbitMoyers The years ago specifically to address the ideas of the day and it still shinesHere s one tidbitMoyers The reward of interviewing
people is the joy of learning of coming away from each person with is the joy of learning of coming away from each person with wider angle of vision on the times I live in on the issues I am expected to act "Upon And The Choices I "and the choices I make as a father husband journalist and citizen The main reason I seek the ideas of others is for help the diagnosis and treatment of my own isolation and the enlargement of my understanding It s interesting reading this from a perspective some 20 Keto Diet for Beginners: The Keto Diet Cookbook with Quick and Healthy Recipes incl. 30 Days Weight Loss Plan years down the road Most of what they say about America and the future applies just as much today as it did then but there are also the obvious major changes everyone is hand wringing about Japan overtaking our economy instead of China for example which is kind of amusing But it would be great if Moyers would do this series again now and preferably with a less America centric focus I ve had this book for a coupleears now Nothing like putting the author s face on a book to remind me that I haven t read his book et. Tors and philosophers discussing what's happening in our lives our hearts and our minds as we approach a new millenium.
dry and repetitive interviews with a range of experts who seem to haveand repetitive interviews with a range of experts who seem to have in common except that they love to earn after the good old daysI m not sure if it was the zeitgeist of the 1980s Bill Moyers leading uestions or perhaps the nature of being an expert on something but almost every single person interviewed here is full of anger at the current state of affairs and nostalgia for a vanished golden age in American life This gets old after a while especially since Moyers never pushes back against this belief that the past used to be better No one uestions that the US is in a political decline that the era of the Founding Fathers was a political paradise or that pop culture is getting worse The book has also dated uite a bit there are predictions that Japan will overtake the US and that the Soviet Union is entering its newest strongest phase There are however a handful of excellent interviews My favorites "were with August Wilson Vartan Gregorian an. Gs us one on one interviews withforty two extraordinary men "with August Wilson Vartan Gregorian an. Gs us one on one interviews withforty two extraordinary men women poets and physicists historians andnovelists doc. ,
Finally done and this was a good intellectual stretch of the brain This book is huge like a coffee table book but worth the long reading experience I was in eight grade when this book was published so reading this took me back to a lot of history of the current events back then which of course didn t have that much recollection of personally it s through my other reading that I recall those
events covered in this World of Ideas Well worth reading and seeing howcovered in this World of Ideas Well worth reading and seeing how we come and interesting to see how this book is still relevant today Slowly flipping through this and reading interviews at random It was published in 1989 but it is fascinating to see how much the book still speaks to me and to our contemporary world Moyers is an excellent interviewer The interview with Asimov is blowing me away That manwowThis is a book one needs to own because it is impossible to read all at once I got through 5 of the interviews Wow "some really interesting stuff I was so excited to read the "really interesting stuff I was so excited to read the with Chinua Achebe He s been one of my favorite authors since I studied West African Lit in college And Bill Moyers he rocks Nice idea for a book gathering transcripts of conversations held with intelligent guests of Bill Moyers PBS series one of whom I actually met at a dinner partybut a bit dated nowThis book predates 1990 so there s a lot of references to people and events of the 1980 s President Reagan Iran Cont. Conversations with thoughtful men and women about American life today and theideas shaping our future Bill Moyers brin.