Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer was too good to pass up. I had read an excerpt before in 2011.

"Sending Muskie against Nixon would have been like sending a three-toed sloth out to seize turf from a wolverine. Big Ed was an adequate Senator—or at least he seemed like one until he started trying to explain his “mistake” on the war in Vietnam—but it was stone madness from the start to ever think about exposing him to the bloodthirsty thugs that Nixon and John Mitchell would sic on him. They would have him screeching on his knees by sundown on Labor Day."
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72.

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