In the glossy pages of The New Yorker, in graceful prose and with good reporting, the dreams and nightmares of the admirers of Barack Obama and his policies lie exposed.
The dreams include Ryan Lizza’s report last April in which he quoted an Obama adviser as saying the president’s policy on Libya was “leading from behind.” This week, as Tripoli seemed about to fall, the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, hailed Obama’s “calculated modesty.”
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