BOOK PLUG….Our new issue will be up any day now, but in the meantime here’s a plug for Hope is a Tattered Flag: Voices of Reason and Change for the Post-Bush Era, a collection of interviews from the Monthly’s radio program. Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review:

These transcripts are full of wit and surprising insights; Bill Richardson, for instance, tells a story about winning over notorious dictator Hugo Chavez with the gift of a baseball glove. Bill Clinton’s speech-writer, Paul Glastris, admits they “cribbed like crazy from Ronald Reagan.” The Nation editor Christopher Hayes explains why corporate entities are begging the federal government for more regulation; to quote a Chamber of Commerce head, Hayes says, “You want to be sure you’re at the table to make sure you’re not on the menu.”

Buy it online or at your favorite bookstore. It’s never too early to being preparing for the post-Bush era, after all.