The Washington Post offers us an interesting and disturbing glimpse into the private life of President Bush; it is an odd life of isolation, and, one has to imagine, a kind of desperation as well. From the article:
After reading Andrew Roberts’s “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900,” Bush brought in the author and a dozen other scholars to talk about the lessons. “What can I learn from history?” Bush asked Roberts, according to [Irwin M.] Stelzer, the Hudson Institute scholar, who participated…
…Much of the discussion focused on the nature of good and evil, a perennial theme for Bush, who casts the struggle against Islamic extremists in black-and-white terms. Michael Novak, a theologian who participated, said it was clear that Bush weathers his difficulties because he sees himself as doing the Lord’s work.
Reassuring, no? Read the story here, and then look here to see why Lynne Olson, the author of a recent book about Winston Churchill, thinks that Dubya, who idolizes Churchill, actually has more in common with Neville Chamberlain than Sir Winston.