By George Stephanopoulos
All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the fresh viewpoint of 1 who bought his arms at the levers of extraordinary energy at an early age. At thirty, the writer was once at invoice Clinton's facet throughout the presidential crusade of 1992, & for the following 5 years he was once hardly ever greater than a step clear of the president & his different advisers at each vital second of the 1st time period. What Liar's Poker did to Wall highway, this ebook will do to politics. it really is an irreverent & intimate portrait of ways the nation's weighty company is carried out by way of humans whose egos & idiosyncrasies aren't any sturdier than an individual else's. together with sharp pictures of the Clintons, Al Gore, Dick Morris, Colin Powell, & rankings of others, in addition to candid & revelatory debts of the well-known debacles & triumphs of an management that continually went excessive, All Too Human is, like its writer, an excellent blend of pragmatic perception & idealism. it really is destined to be crucial & enduring booklet to come back out of the Clinton management.
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17510$ $CH1 09-16-09 10:24:23 PS PAGE 51 XL Like conquerors, unable to return, in a foreign country, I see myself in every thing, the heart vast, like a third-world country, inaccessible, I contract, I dilate, one step into death, and return, I accept, I decline, she trusts me with signs, which I interpret, when her eyelashes bat, lover, whose look kills, her speech has the secret of fire, in solitude, after obstacle, earthen walls, sepulcher for the old world, which the sun enamels, the musician changes key, the migrants dance, morning birds, in a meager spring, fistfuls of insects, in the voluptuousness of the distant land.
17510$ $CH1 09-16-09 10:24:16 PS PAGE 29 mountain color, that the sea wind shades, under what rubble to restore it, in what forgetfulness to speak to it, of wood or of stone, on the paths outside the walls, toward a desert that welcomes me, at camels’ pace, the dogs bark in the darkness, the hearth affixes the sign of the beloved, on the walls of night sitting without moving, in the heart of ardent cacti, coming out of the apocalypse, I warm myself at her fire, and pet the speckled lion cubs, which surround her.
35 ................. 17510$ $CH1 09-16-09 10:24:19 PS PAGE 35 XXVI On forgotten tracks, in unnamed places, I see the chorus of mourners, on the south banks, I look at homes in ruin, in the cool morning, I admire her, who wears the mask of pain, the dead cross the black footbridge, and pluck the fruits of silence, the rain crisscrosses the gray light, I said, yes, I’ll come, without ruse, or shield, that’s how I replied, to her who spoke, with a cut heart, hunted, without cover, on the plain, the four winds brought contradictory messages, she says, I will divide myself, I will be new, like the sun, each day.
All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos