Daily Archives: June 30, 2010

I’ve been a fan of Matt Taibbi ever since I read his review of The World Is Flat. I laughed so hard over that piece I nearly injured myself. Since then he has shown he is not just a master of invective but also an energetic reporter and (though he seems embarrassed to admit it) a thinker, until his anger gets the better of him, which usually doesn’t take long, I admit. Yet I am also–and how many Taibbi fans can say this?–an admirer of David Brooks. So I’ve been thinking about Taibbi’s complaints over Brooks’s column on the McChrystal episode.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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