Monday, January 23, 2017
A literate president
Here is a conversation between an NYT book review writer and (now ex-)President Obama. It is so shocking to see such an erudite, intelligent, thinking man as President, and compare him to the new President. I can't imagine Trump getting through an entire book, much less having a coherent, calm conversation about any subject. I certainly don't think he gets nuance, writing style, universal themes, challenges to his own world view. Obama, on the other hand, speaks as a book lover and a writer, and picks up on and delights in all the subtleties, the slow contemplation, offered by books of all kinds.