More election-year politicking as a host of famous Democrats climb onto the soapbox with mostly original, if familiar, speeches. Nine Presidential candidates, many erstwhile (Hart, Biden, Babbitt, et al.), lead off; all focus on America's economic woes. The follow-ups come from voices as diverse as Boston's Mayor Flynn, astronaut Sally K. Ride, and Robert Redford (""I propose that we think of the environment and our concern for the air, land, water, and resources as national security""). Curiously, N.Y.'s Governor Cuomo introduces the collection: high profile for a nonrunner. In all, as pat as you'd expect.