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The Broad-Minded Richard Cohen


Richard Cohen has examined Karl Rove’s account of the president’s reading habits and pronounces George W. Bush “intellectually insulated” despite all the books he reads.  He just doesn’t read the books Cohen thinks he should—particularly the “whole shelves of books on how and why the Iraq war was a mistake,” etc., etc., yadda yadda—books by Chandrasekaran, Ricks, Packer, Mayer, Gellman, and so forth.  But why should the president read books by people who know less about the war and related matters than he does?  Their arguments are familiar to him and their information is smaller.  Cohen’s column only reveals that it is he who is “intellectually insulated” in the bubble-world of the Anti-Bushies.


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