If you are interested in American politics, then this account of Karl Rove, Republican strategist, addressing a breakfast meeting of some very rich people on the last day of the convention really is worth reading. Rove does not say anything surprising, unless you find it surprising that George W Bush’s successful adviser thinks that elections [...]
LBJ is another example of the Phaeton Theory, that paternal loss in later childhood contributes to unusual ambition. I have applied it to Tony Blair (aged 11 when his father had a stroke), John Major (aged 12 when his father went bankrupt), James Callaghan, David Lloyd George and Henry Asquith (aged nine, 10 and seven respectively when their fathers died).
I have not been a member of the Cult of Caro until now, although I know and admire many people who have been for many years. But this summer I read The Passage of Power, the fourth volume of Robert A Caro’s life of Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Call me simple, or herd-minded, because this is the part, [...]
Is Ron Paul betraying the movement he built?
Kamala Harris has just been elected Attorney General of California. She has written an article headlined “Smart on crime“.
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The dismal tale of Shirley Sherrod, and what it tells us about the White House.
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