Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Other Side of Rick Steves

You know Rick Steves. He's the PBS travel show guy, glasses and a backpack, friendly well-meaning slightly nerdy dude who gets to go to all the cool places.

Well, there's a lot more to him that we thought. This piece in Salon goes deeper into issues more controversial than he addresses in his shows, like politics, Iran, terrorism, and legalization of marijuana.

The funny thing, to me, is that his views seem so radical when indeed they are just common sense gleaned from having seen more of the world than his own backyard. Maybe coming from him, more people will pay attention.

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