Jon Meacham’s “The Soul of America.”

Jon Meacham’s “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” is a must read, especially for those among us who are not familiar with the racism that has infested our great nation since the time of the American Revolution. Thankfully, as Mr. Meacham has so poignantly pointed out, with each infestation there have been men and women who have stood up to such evil and kept our nation on a path toward righteousness from Presidents Lincoln, Grant, TR, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, and George Herbert Bush. And extraordinary citizens, such as Martin Luther King, Susan B. Anthony, John Lewis, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

To quote Mr. Meacham, who quotes Mr. William Faulkner, “The past is never dead; it’s not even past.” Voting, as is pointed out repeatedly throughout the book, is the most powerful tool against discrimination and ignorance.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s