The Afterlife

Today on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush describes the life and responsibilities of a former president, dismissing the notion that serving the country in a political role is a sacrifice. 

“The other person who has served as a role model for me for a long time is George H. W. Bush, who famously said, “Once you leave the stage, you stay off the stage.” I thought long and hard about that. I decided not being on the stage was something I was comfortable with. Peter, there is really no sacrifice in serving the country, particularly if you love the country like I do. But if there is one sacrifice it is loss of anonymity, and to a certain extent I am trying to–best that I can, trying to–regain it.”

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Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover’s quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover’s vidcast program, ...

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