Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Hoisted from Comments: PrahaPartizan on Tom Ricks's "Fiasco"

The Partisan writes, at http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2006/08/if_you_dont_hav.html#comment-20679825:

I've been reading through "Fiasco" and I would caution anyone reading it that they will find it slow going. No, it's not because the writing is difficult or the concepts hard to seize. The reading is slow because you will find yourself picking it up off the floor after you've pitched it yet again against the wall while cursing at the individuals involved.

Everything that most of the liberal blogosphere predicted from 2002 come to life before your eyes in the book. Ultimately, the frustration peaks and - wham - there goes the book against the wall again.

Just make sure you get yourself a rubber room before you read it. That's for yourself and the nutjobs who got us there.

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