Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pocket Review of “This Town” by Mark Leibovich

I enjoyed reading This Town by Mark Leibovich very much.  He amusingly paints a picture of a Washington, D.C., called “this town” by its denizens, inhabited by a coterie of self-seeking ego-maniacs interested in their own branding and completely disinterested in, and disdainful of, the plight of the people of the United States

In This Town, everyone important knows everyone else, and mostly they look out for each other, while hypocritically claiming to be serving the public good.  Colin Powell comes out looking OK, though, and so does Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee.

It’s entertaining and informative, and I highly recommend it.

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