Thursday, November 12, 2020

A Time to Build by Yuval Levin -- BOOK BEGINNINGS


Welcome back for another chance to share the opening sentence (or so) from the book you are reading or highlighting this week. Leave a link to your post below. If you share on social media, please use the #bookbeginnings hashtag.

What other blog events to you participate in? There's Friday 56, of course (see below). The Book Blogger Hop is also popular on Fridays. What else? On Friday or other days. 

I used to participate in more blog events and enjoy them. I but haven't for a while because running my own law practice is a time suck. I hope to play along with more blog activities when my law practice calms down a bit, although I don't know if that ever happens. 


Two decades ago, at the turn of the Millennium, many Americans had a sense that we were living at the dawn of a new age -- a bright and forward-looking era marked by stable economic progress and crowned by technological breakthroughs that might both liberate and unify us.

-- A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream by Yuval Levin

Given the rancorous times we are going through, I thought this would be a good pick for Nonfiction November. 


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Freda at Freda's Voice hosts another teaser event on Fridays. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book they are reading -- or from 56% of the way through the audiobook or ebook. Please visit Freda's Voice for details and to leave a link to your post.


A politician seeking high office naturally thinks about how to be something by doing something -- how to use his office to advance his aims and therefore also to win recognition and admiration. The framers of our Constitution understood that ambition would work this way and were acutely aware that the desire for fame and renown would speak powerfully to would-be leaders. 

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