Time magazine has a long, insightful, and sympathetic profile of Al Gore in the latest issue. The theme is "the last temptation of Gore," i.e., the temptation of running for president. But as the article makes clear, it’s not that tempting, for all the reasons we’ve discussed here before. Anyway, read it — it’s extraordinarily good. Moving, even.

They’ve also got an excerpt from Gore’s new book, The Assault on Reason. I’ve got a copy on the way — I’ll report back once I’ve read the whole thing.