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« on: October 27, 2009, 06:11:04 pm »
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I just finished the book.  It's about the evolution of the presidency over the years.  How a chief magistrate charged with proper execution of the law became the leader of the free world.  It's a very interesting read, and I highly recommend it.

Has anybody else read it?
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 06:16:38 pm »
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No, but it does sound interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 04:08:20 am »
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No, but it does sound interesting.

Yeah, it does. However, I'd like to say that, compared to the French one, the American President has not so much powers.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 08:42:32 am »
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No, but it does sound interesting.

Yeah, it does. However, I'd like to say that, compared to the French one, the American President has not so much powers.

Compared to the Prime Minister of Canada (with a parliamentary majority), the American President is comparatively weak.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 08:45:30 am »
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No, but it does sound interesting.

Yeah, it does. However, I'd like to say that, compared to the French one, the American President has not so much powers.

Compared to the Prime Minister of Canada (with a parliamentary majority), the American President is comparatively weak.

The current one, yes. A useful one, no.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 04:57:24 pm »
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No, but it does sound interesting.

Yeah, it does. However, I'd like to say that, compared to the French one, the American President has not so much powers.

Compared to the Prime Minister of Canada (with a parliamentary majority), the American President is comparatively weak.

The current one, yes. A useful one, no.

Explain neutrally.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 06:30:43 pm »
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No, but it does sound interesting.

Yeah, it does. However, I'd like to say that, compared to the French one, the American President has not so much powers.

There are very few leaders in the First World with as much power as the President of France.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2009, 04:53:50 am »
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No, but it does sound interesting.

Yeah, it does. However, I'd like to say that, compared to the French one, the American President has not so much powers.

There are very few leaders in the First World with as much power as the President of France.

Indeed.
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Our numbers are dwindling. Our words are confused.
Some of them have been twisted by the enemy
until they can no longer be recognized.

Now what is wrong, or false, in what we have said?
Just some parts, or everything?
On whom can we still rely? Are we survivors, cast
away by the current? Will we be left behind,
no longer understanding anyone and being understood by no one?
Must we rely on luck?

This is what you ask. Expect
no answer but your own.


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