By Wesley K. Clark
Four-star basic Wesley ok. Clark grew to become an incredible determine at the political scene whilst he was once drafted through renowned call for to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the U.S. in 2003. yet this was once only one of many unparalleled accomplishments of a protracted and outstanding profession. right here, for the 1st time, normal Clark makes use of his special existence experience--from his tough formative years in segregated Arkansas the place he was once raised by means of his terrible, widowed mom; in the course of the horror of Vietnam the place he was once wounded; the post-war rebuilding of nationwide protection and the struggles surrounding the recent global order after the chilly War--as a springboard to bare his imaginative and prescient for the US, at domestic and on the earth. common Clark will tackle matters comparable to international coverage, the financial system, the surroundings, schooling and future health care, relations, religion, and the yankee dream.Rich with breathtaking conflict scenes, poignant own anecdote and eye-opening tips about the way ahead, common Clark's new booklet is a travel de strength of gripping storytelling and encouraging imaginative and prescient.
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It was very quiet. But Coach Miller stopped me. ” “No, sir,” I said. “It’s you,” he replied. “You didn’t believe you could do it. ” After a few more swimmers made their times, practice was done. There was excited chatter in the car going home, but not from me. I had a problem: I was going to be left out of the trip. Rejected. Different. Failing. Couldn’t even make the swimming team. And my rear end still stung from the towel. The trip was scheduled for the following week. ” He called me up by myself.
Then she taught us how to form our lips, and we got prizes if we pronounced words correctly. And sure enough, after a few months, my speech defect was corrected. Looking back on that later, I realized that I was a kid with special needs, who was able to get the appropriate special education that made things right for me. Because I benefited from it personally, I have always been a strong supporter of this particular special assistance many of our youngsters receive from our public school system.
I loved and respected my stepfather, but like so many others, he was wrong. He was a good man, but good people can be wrong. Wrong, utterly wrong, despite their sincerity, their fervor, and their wisdom in other areas. It was simple prejudice against black people that they felt. There’s just no other term for it. I saw prejudice at an early age, and came to dislike it in all its forms. Maybe I was acutely sensitive to it since I’d come to Little Rock from Chicago. Over the years I’ve seen prejudice against blacks by whites, prejudice by Northerners against Southerners, and by Southerners against Yankees, by jocks against nerds, by the educated and wealthy against the undereducated and poor, by liberal intellectuals against the military, by Irish against Italians in New York City, by Serbs against Muslims in the Balkans, by conservatives against liberals on talk radio and various TV news programs, by straights against gays, and every manner of religious prejudice.
A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country by Wesley K. Clark