Monday, May 28, 2007

Gordon Brown's reading list

What sort of prime minister will Gordon Brown, Tony Blair's replacement, make -- especially regarding Britain's relations with America? On the one hand, Brown is more sympathetic with America on some important fronts than Blair was; on the other, there's that problem in Iraq, to which few observers think Brown is as committed as was Blair. Even the well-informed politics junkies I know here and in London are curious about what the new prime minister will do.

Thanks to the London Times, we know what Brown will be reading this summer:
Arguably our most profoundly bookish leader since Churchill, Mr Brown has revealed his summer reading selection exclusively to The Times. The first two choices are fairly predictable: The Assault on Reason by Al Gore, the former US Vice-President; and The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board.
Read on to learn about the third book Brown mentioned.

--Marshal Zeringue