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Re: How Can a President Who Reads Moby Dick Use Drones?


Katherine — What precisely has given Teju Cole the idea that Obama is a man “for whom an imaginative engagement with literature is inseparable from life.” With the exception of Obama’s having written two books about himself before he’d actually done anything and some astonishingly fatuous criticism of T. S. Eliot, I can find no indication that he’s a particularly avaricious or discerning reader. In fact, there are questions as to whether he can even keep up with that known rube George W. Bush . . .


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