Five years ago, Joe Trippi wrote a scathing essay on the state of government and the economy:
The past is prologue and we have been here before. In the 1890’s just as we moved from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy, we now see the same attempt to profit from economic change, disruption and chaos, as we move from an industrial economy and into the information age.He republished the essay Tuesday, to commemorate the release of a second edition of his book The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
The new edition is about how we got from the Wright Brother days of Dean to the Apollo project of Obama. But more than anything it is about how our democracy has been hollowed out by corruption and greed — its about the responsibility we have to come together and take control as Jefferson said we would be required to do — and to stop the suicide from within that Lincoln warned is the only way our nation can fail. Forget Washington — only we can save us.The book contains a new chapter on the 2008 election. I'll have a review soon.