Monday, September 25, 2006

Richard Reeves ...

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The New Yorker is clearly a very fine magazine.

Just as clearly it has a left-of-center tilt.

OK.

The business community just as clearly has a right-of-center tilt.

It's that way all over the world.

Richard Reeves is one of the outstanding journalists of his generation. His views are to the left of mine, but his reporting is scrupulously accurate.

He has been on guest on Think Tank several times.

His book on President John F. Kennedy is stunning.

I am a great admirer of JFK.

But his treatments for Addisons Disease involved an early (?) form of cortisone.

That involved a hyper-active sex drive. That's his business, not mine.

It also involved delusions of grandeur.

Pumped full of the stuff, in Paris, he negotiated nuclear arms weaponry with Nikita Khruschev.

Eeek ! ! !

We made it By The Skin of Our Teeth, the title of a play by Thornton Wilder that was produced shortly after the beginning of WWII.

His point was that humankind always seems to scrape by.

So far, so good.

Ben

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