Monday, October 12, 2009

Do you know what your leaders are reading?

The always excellent George Packer looks at what the leaders in the Obama White House and the Pentagon are reading and comes away concernded. It is well worth reading, but these last two lines are great:

The rule for Administration readers should be: no books that you already know will confirm the views you already hold. If that’s asking too much, at least the advisers and officers should be required to exchange volumes, and read what their policy opponents are reading, before the book group meets and decides the fate of the world.

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