Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A President Who Reads. A President Who Thinks.
To read in Sunday's New York Times Book Review that not only does President Obama value reading, and has done so all his life (this we knew), but that one of the top ten authors who had profound influence on him is Doris Lessing, in particular, The Golden Notebook, is astounding and heart warming. That we have a president who loves poetry, reads Shakespeare as well as American authors of depth and cultural influence, suggests a man with an imagination, an ability to think critically, and a leader who can engage in contemplation and evaluation.