Michael Lewis’ Profile of President Obama.

If you haven’t read Michael Lewis’ Vanity Fair profile of the President yet, you should: And he chattered constantly. “You can’t leave him open like that!” … “Money!” … “Take that shot!” His team jumped ahead, mainly because it took fewer stupid shots. When I threw one up I discovered the reason for this. When […]

Audacity as a Right: Michael Lewis’ “Boomerang.”

Partway through Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, Michael Lewis’ latest book, he quotes Isocrates, the Greek orator: Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches it citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress. It […]