Re: Since Al won't join us...
Another thing you might want to consider is inviting someone from Howard Dean's campaign. There's really no chance you'd get Dean himself, but I bet someone from his campaign staff would be happy to join a chat here at BookTalk.
Michael Albert is an interesting liberal, but he's a different sort of liberal than Franken and probably won't take positions like those seen in Liars
. Also, wouldn't it be a bit rude to invite one author during a month we read another's book? Perhaps this is a good time to have a guest that isn't an author at all, but instead one that is simply representative of "the democratic wing of the democratic party" (which Dean and his campaign claim to be). Someone like that would be a better replacement for Franken than Michael Albert.
I have no problem with inviting Michael Albert at some point, but I think we should read one of his books before we do. Perhaps Parecon: Life After Capitalism
is something Dissident
would like to suggest for a future reading. I would only ask that he nominate either that or
Chomsky's book, not both; room should be left in the polls for fair competition.
Anyway, my suggestion is to invite someone from Howard Dean's campaign staff to our chat as a replacement for Franken. I'm fairly sure they have someone who's read his book, supports his positions, and is willing to discuss them here at BookTalk.