Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Obama: Stranger than Nixon

David Bromwich A strangely impersonal stepping back has become a characteristic mark of this president’s frequent invocations of high moral purpose. When one hears a phrase like “It needs to be closed,” one cannot help recalling the imperative but evasive construction of sentences such as “Mubarak must go” and “Gaddafi must go” and “Assad must […]