WTN10 wrote:The miniseries on HBO is one of the best things I've seen in my life. A couple of the actual Marines have parts in the series. Fruity Rudy even plays himself.
I wouldn't go as far as best ever, but I was out of town for work at the beginning of the week and when I got sick of working in the evening I started watching it online on your recommendation. I finished it last night
I also finished the book I mentioned earlier in this post. The Bell Curve, written in the '90's, it was extremely controversial and it is obvious why when you read it. It is an extremely thought provoking book if you like to think about politics, the direction of society, and those kind of things. I'd suggest reading the last two chapters first if you are not a political junky, don't like statistics, or have liberal tendencies. It describes very accurately the societal decay that has happened where I grew up over the last few generations.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of the country. The statesman wished to steer, while the politician was satisfied to drift.