Selections from Moyers on Democracy
Bill Moyers. Random House Audio, $29.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7393-5796-5
Moyers came to national prominence as a key policy and media advisor inside LBJ's inner circle and went on to achieve tremendous acclaim for his ground-breaking approach to news reporting and documentary filmmaking. Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Moyers has recently found himself on the front lines of a number of political and cultural battles. This collection of speeches provides a clarion call with regard to such matters as media conglomeration, the growing divide between the haves and have-nots, and threats to religious liberty. For the most part, Moyers remains focused on preaching to his choir, seeking to motivate complacent allies rather than change the hearts and minds of foes. Yet, Moyers' address to West Point cadets about national defense and his lecture to a group of environmental leaders on the urgency of building bridges with the Christian Evangelical community, offer at least some potential paradigm shifts for transcending the current Red State/Blue State divide. A Doubleday hardcover (reviewed online).
Reviewed on: 04/28/2008