What are we to make of a president who appears on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis?
David Bromwich opens his Harper’s Magazine piece, “What Went Wrong: Assessing Obama’s Legacy” with the claim “Any summing-up of the Obama presidency is sure to find a major obstacle in the elusiveness of the man.” He seeks to define the man and his presidency in article after article, and essay after essay.
David Bromwich is the Sterling Professor of Literature at Yale University. He’s written on civil liberties and America’s Wars for the New York Review of Books. He also publishes essays on politics in the Huffington Post, the London Review of Books and Harper’s Magazine. His most recent books are Moral Imagination which is a collection of essays and The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke.
“Strip Search Nation” by David Bromwich
“You Dropped a Bomb On Me” by The Gap Band
“Funky President” by James Brown
“The Wake-up Bomb” by R.E.M.
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