The Next Prime Minister


You probably know very little about the man who will soon in all likelihood succeed Tony Blair. Here's an interview with him from the Guardian. He's even written a book called "Courage." Like JFK's early, ghost-written tome, it features mini-profiles of courageous individuals. The selection is interesting:

Edith Cavell, the British nurse who was shot by the Germans for helping the enemy in Belgium in 1915 ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazis, Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish count who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Cicely Saunders, who founded the hospice movement, and Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese dissident.

Enough to give Dick Cheney the willies.

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