Behold Hillary Clinton’s review of Henry Kissinger’s new book, in which Clinton takes the time to hype her own very bad book, and scribble soporific foreign policy statements in advance of a likely presidential campaign. I won’t excerpt anything; just read the review for yourself, and tell me if anything resembling a bright, interesting or original thought jumps out at you. For my part, I won’t hold my breath waiting for a “yes.”
Of course, it is worth remembering that this entirely banal book review is of a piece with an entirely substance-free pre-campaign for the presidency. To be entirely fair to the putative next president of the United States, her review of Kissinger’s book was probably ghostwritten. But that doesn’t change the fact that ghostwriters are making Hillary Clinton look like she possesses little intellectual heft, and it also doesn’t change the fact that Hillary Clinton has done a bang-up job of making herself look unprepared and mentally clumsy without anyone else’s help.
Incidentally, no one is really going to put forth the notion that Clinton is in Kissinger’s class as a thinker, right?