The Corner

What Obama Should Read

The Washington Monthly has compiled a list of suggestions. Some of it is 200-proof left-wing nuttery (Debra Dickerson recommends Howard Zinn), but it also includes Jim Pinkerton’s recommendation of Friedrich Hayek and Nathan Glazer on a book about India.

If I could assign a book, I might go with Who Really Cares by Arthur Brooks. Liberals are usually surprised, and often outraged, by what it reveals.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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