February 04, 2005


Bush and Sharansky

With yet another article on President Bush's infatuation with Natan Sharansky's The Case for Democracy, I'm beginning to think this is the only book he's ever read. This time, it's The Economist that comments on Bush's "intellectual love affair" with the former Soviet dissident. The key quote:
"There are few things that irritate foreign-policy types more about Mr Bush than his Manichean view of the world. His infatuation with Mr Sharansky suggests that he is not likely to be any more 'sophisticated' in his second term. Mr Sharansky not only sees the world in black and white termsógood versus evil and free societies versus 'fear societies', with a bunch of 'realists' dithering in the middle."
Meanwhile, from a Reuters profile of Sharansky: "To have the ear of the most powerful leader in the world after decades of having his political ideology dismissed as naive and eccentric is a pleasant change for the diminutive Ukrainian-born mathematician."
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