Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bob Herbert: 'New Leadership Urgently Needed'

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So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries, laying off teachers and police officers, and generally letting the bottom fall out of the quality of life here at home. Welcome to America in the second decade of the 21st century. . New ideas and new leadership have seldom been more urgently needed.

Losing Our Way is Bob Herbert's last column for The New York Times, "after an exhilarating, nearly 18-year run." Herbert writes:

I’m off to write a book and expand my efforts on behalf of working people, the poor and others who are struggling in our society. My thanks to all the readers who have been so kind to me over the years. I can be reached going forward at

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