My reading got a little more topical and historical while I traveled the thousands of miles to Idaho and back this week. Esquire profiled the indefatigable Robert Caro, New York Magazine’s goodbye interview with Barney Frank is a hilarious read, and I got introduced (where have I been) to the scandal that’s roiling China.
Barney Frank Looks Back on His Three Decades in the House – “On the eve of his departure from Washington, the candid, caustic Massachusetts congressman talks with Jason Zengerle about Jon Stewart, Newt Gingrich, Tip O’Neill, Hillary Clinton, Fannie and Freddie …” New York Magazine
Robert Caro Fourth Volume – The Big Book – “Robert Caro has spent thirty-eight years writing the biography of one man. The fourth volume of that work, like its three predecessors a giant achievement and certain best seller, is about to be published. But Caro is not done. The world and all that’s in it has changed, and still Caro is not done. “ Esquire
Scandal in China and the World Economy – “Recently, Osnos called the controversy surrounding Bo Xilai “a political opera that makes Berlusconi’s antics look like community theatre.”” The New Yorker
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