September 15, 2015, Tuesday evening -- Reading Peter Van Buren

In front of a bookstore on Valencia Street
He is reading We Meant Well: How I helped lose the battle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, by Peter Van Buren, which he found in the free bin next to the door.

He said that some of the best books he's read have come from the free bin. One of these was a history of the French Revolution, which was written in 1900 by a University of Chicago professor. He said that it was very readable, that you might think that the language would carry or that the points made would be made in different ways than now, but he said that it was easy to read as any book today.

He believes in Bernie Sanders.