Former British PM Tony Blair's new memoir, A Journey, has just hit U.K. bookstores and Mr. Blair has embarked on a book tour to publicize the release. Keep in mind that Blair is donating all proceeds from the book, including his huge advance, to the World British Legion Centre for the Rehabilitation of British Soldiers. We are talking about several million of pounds that will ease the longterm pain or British soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This Dublin bookstore appearance was the first stop on Blair's book tour, but I doubt that he was much surprised by the crowd of university twits who showed up in the rain there to throw eggs and shoes at him. In fact, he seems somewhat amused by their hysteria. Good on him.
It will be interesting to see how Mr. Blair is received in London and whether or not he will continue to be greeted the way he was in Dublin.