Arming the president

Rapidly shifting gears from translating Martial’s Epigrams to explicating the scriptures (What the Gospels Meant) to scrutinizing the classified memos of George Kennan is bound to induce wear and tear on the transmission of even the most tireless polymath’s intellectual lathe. So any writer as prolific, wide-ranging and thoughtful as Garry Wills is bound to, perhaps even entitled to, break down and craft something of a dud every once in a while. Bomb Power must be numbered among them.


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