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The Voice: How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency (Rather Than the President)

The Voice: How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency (Rather Than the President)

David Bromwich

Like many days, March 3rd saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, he said, Russia was putting itself “on the wrong side of history.” This might seem a surprising thing for an American president to say. The fate of Soviet Communism taught many people to be wary of invoking History as if it were one’s special friend or teammate.