Monday, January 19, 2009

Much has been made of Mr. Obama’s eloquence — his ability to use words in his speeches to persuade and uplift and inspire. But his appreciation of the magic of language and his ardent love of reading have not only endowed him with a rare ability to communicate his ideas to millions of Americans while contextualizing complex ideas about race and religion, they have also shaped his sense of who he is and his apprehension of the world.

--Michiko Kakutani, From Books, President-Elect Obama Found His Voice

2 comments:

Stefanie said...

Isn't great to have a president who is smart and likes to read? It's been a long time.

SFP said...

It sure is!