Thursday, April 12, 2007

Office Romance

Anyone who reads women's magazines (or edits them, as I have) could tell you that love and work are a volatile mixture.

But apparently this folk wisdom is not common knowledge in the rarified worlds of academia and power politics in which Paul Wolfowitz dwells. So now the intellectual father of our failed policy in Iraq, who was rewarded by President Bush with his own presidency of the World Bank, is facing a personal Iraq over his handling of two large salary increases for his "romantic partner" at the Bank.

If and when he is forced out of his current position, Wolfowitz can console himself by re-reading Richard Hofstadter's "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life." Some ideas just don't work out in the real world.

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