Thursday, January 7, 2010
Review: Journals 1952-2000, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Interesting central view of national Democratic politics in the last 50 years. Also funny ruminations on speechwriting, political figures, foreign policy, history, authorship, media, dinner parties, Lauren Bacall, and Henry Kissinger. The man was at the front of a lot of history and talked to a lot of important figures, and also went to a lot of parties. He also has an old world view of women. But he sounded like a fun guy to hang out with, drink bourbon, and chat politics. It's a long book so you can skim around if you want, but I found myself reading the whole thing.