An Inclusive Litany

1/4/02

A backhanded compliment, and the re-emergence of a popular theme, from Jacob Weisberg in Slate, January 4, 2002:
Bush continues to exhibit the same lack of curiosity, thoughtfulness, and engagement with ideas that made him a C student. Nuance, complexity, subtlety, and contradiction are not part of the mental universe he inhabits. And curiously enough, it is these very qualities of mind—or lack thereof—that seem to be making him such a good war president.

[Ed.: Little-known fact: Al Gore was also a C student.]

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