Subj: Re: Democratic Capitalism
Date: 6/10/2004 12;12;04 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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Dear Ray—Congratulations! And apologies for my tardy reply. I ordered your book myself and am now reading it fresh—start to finish—an I express my great admiration for what you have accomplished (I also love your Grandson on the cover). So share the copy with someone else, while I keep reading and learning.
Then we need a longer conversation on the road ahead. Lately, I have been mainly engaged with my day job at the Nation (writing about our failed president) but still intend to keep promoting the ownership ideas before anyone who will hear me. Are you doing the same? I hope so. You have a powerful message and the authentic credentials to be taken seriously.
In recent months, I have encountered both promising and disappointing responses, the latter especially among liberals who typically don’t understand capitalism and are intimidated by the subject. Your voice can be especially meaningful in bringing around such good people, helping them out of the fog. If I can help, let me know.
Meanwhile, my sincere congratulations again. As one who has slogged through the writing of long books, I know the costs, but I also know the rewarding satisfactions, regardless of how the marketplace responds. You must be feeling good right now. You have created something of value that will be important and enduring—a book that helps others to understand our circumstances more deeply and perhaps gives them the courage to engage in changing the future. That’s a helluva contribution. Someday hence your Grandson will read it too and feel very good about you and himself!
My best regards, Bill Greider