January 2004

I just finished Suskind’s The Price of Loyalty about Paul O’Neill’s experiences as Treasury Secretary under Bush. It’s a remarkable book. One particular passage really stayed with me. It’s on page 292, and follows Dick Cheney’s extraordinary assertion: “Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.” I’ve taken the liberty of quoting the whole thing in the extended…

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On Saturday I went out and bought three new hardbacks:» Ron Suskind’s “The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill”» Paul Krugman’s “The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century”» David Grossman’s “Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years After Oslo”This was rather…

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