The Situation Room

The Situation Room

I just read my friend George Stephanopoulos’ book The Situation Room, an account of said room over the last sixty years or so. It is a well-researched, clear, and smoothly written book, full of information, eye-opening. As a window into American politics over the relevant time period, it is exemplary; everyone in government should read it, as well as any responsible citizen. The moral tone is understated but strong. The realities of modern government are vividly evoked. Of course, the author is perfectly placed to provide such an account, given his involvement in front-line politics and political journalism; but I also appreciated the personal qualities of the man, of which I have direct experience. I recommend it. The chapter on Trump alone is worth the price of admission.[1]

[1] An oddity: there isn’t a single semicolon in the whole book, as I pointed out to the author.

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