Much has been made of Mr. Obama’s eloquence — his ability to use words in his speeches to persuade and uplift and inspire. But his appreciation of the magic of language and his ardent love of reading have not only endowed him with a rare ability to communicate his ideas to millions of Americans while contextualizing complex ideas about race and religion, they have also shaped his sense of who he is and his apprehension of the world.America has a lot to learn from this President.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I like this article in the New York Times: From Books, New President Found Voice. Can we at least hope that this lesson will not be lost?