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Somehow, things never work out like you think they’re gonna. I’ve got good credentials, so people often mistake me for being responsible and able to get stuff done. At lunch on my first day, I went to the “lunch corner” of our enormous room and sat balancing my bento on my knees, since there were no tables. “Yeah, pretty much.” “I passed the JLPT 2,” he said.
But because the review was published before the began digitizing and archiving its articles online, there was no direct Web link to the review itself — only citations of it.
So, out of curiosity, I took it upon myself to visit a library in San Francisco, and using the library’s Lexis-Nexis access and its archive of microfilm versions of major newspapers, including the , I finally tracked down a copy of the actual review itself.
The review was part of a column called “Mark My Word,” in which Chicago notables praise their favorite current books.
Just a few weeks before this review was published in the Children who kill are called “super predators,” “people with no conscience,” “feral pre-social beings” — and “adults.” William Ayers, author of A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court (Beacon Press, 1997), says “We should call a child a child. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system; Randolph Stone, Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic; Alex Correa, a reformed juvenile offender who spent seven years in Cook County Temporary Detention Center; Frank Tobin, a former priest and teacher at the Detention Center who helped Correa; and Willy Baldwin, who grew up in public housing and is currently a teacher at the Detention Center.
[UPDATE: On page 82 of the book itself, Ayers mentions Obama.
There will be more to come soon, apologies to everyone as always.And on paper, the job looked great, because it came with a high salary and, well, okay, that’s about it. I bought a couple of new suits and this excellent red tie that I later lost in a karaoke booth. Anyway, on Day One they put me in this little room with two middle-aged Japanese ladies. But, you know, I’m a pretty positive guy, so I tried to fun things up right from the start. I figured we could use lunch time to get to know each other, break the ice, even do some team-building. “You know, first day and all, how about we grab a bite at that cafe across from the park? “Well, okay,” I ventured, “How about ordering up a couple pizzas? function(e)([function(e,t,n),,,,,,function(e,t),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,function(e,t)();window.critical Video Loader=new u,t.default=u},function(e,t,n),function(e,t,n)(),o=new a;window. Obama’s review of Ayers’ book says, “A searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair.” I had seen mentions of the existence of this review in a very few media outlets, including CNN, National Review, American Spectator, and a handful of others.