Intellectual Panoply for the Eighteen-Year-Old
The eighteen-year-old is off to Reed College in the fall.
His uncle wants to buy him subscriptions Gor his birthday: an intellectual panoply to arrive at his dorm proper for somebody who has the the potential to acquit himself very well should fate and luck--whether good or evil i cannot say--give the opportunity to fill the shoes of George F. Kennan or even Dean G. Acheson.
I suggested four periodicals:
- The Financial Times
- The Economist
- The New York Review of Books
- The American Prospect
Are these the right four to commission from the forge of Hephaestion?
Brad DeLong http://www.j-bradford-delong.net http://delong.typepad.com email@example.com 925 708 0467
"Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task when in
tempestuous seasons they say only that when the storm is long-past the
sea will be flat again"