Clarence Thomas' story is the real American Dream; Every father should read this book to his son
09:07 AM CDT on Sunday, October 14, 2007
If Clarence Thomas were a liberal, he'd be widely regarded as an American hero.
The Supreme Court associate justice's new memoir, My Grandfather's Son , is mostly a story about fatherhood and the making of his character. It's a tale so profoundly moving, and so profoundly true to this nation's ideals, that every American father ought to read the first two chapters – and then read them aloud to his children. Here is an inheritance of wisdom, a pearl of great price passed from a semi-literate peasant through his grandson, who lifted himself with it out of the direst poverty and became one of the world's most powerful men.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Rod Dreher on Clarence Thomas's book
Rod Dreher has a glowing review of Clarence Thomas's autobiography in the Dallas Morning News today. The review begins like this: