Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cheney’s Choices

Though January Magazine will most certainly not be running a review of Dick Cheney’s new memoir, In My Time, out today from Threshold Editions, it was amusing to see The Washington Post’s Steven Levingston cull Cheney’s reading list from the pages of the book. But even the Post wasn’t bowled over by Cheney’s choices:
Noticeably missing from the pages of Cheney’s memoir are references to books examining the big issues of our day — issues of crucial importance during his tenure with the Bush administration. From his memoir, it is impossible to know if he took any counsel at all from the estimable books of the past decade on national security, terrorism, torture, Islam, domestic surveillance. He remains opaque to the end.


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