August 19, 2013
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Obama Bets Against Human Nature—and Usually Loses. “What is the common denominator to his failed foreign policy initiatives — reset with Russia, a new, kinder gentler Middle East, supposed breakthroughs with China, outreach to Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela — and his domestic catastrophes: Obamacare, deficits, huge debts, or chronic unemployment? In a word, he doesn’t seem to know much about human nature, whether in the concrete or abstract sense. Obama either never held a menial job or ran a business. In lieu of education in the school of hard knocks, he read the wrong, if any seminal, texts at all.” Unlike George Bush, Obama’s not much of a reader. Prefers to watch sports, I understand.