In case you haven’t heard, Bill Clinton is at it again. Last month, he released his third book since leaving the Oval Office, making his post-presidency literary resume nearly as long as the list of botched humanitarian interventions he accrued as commander-in-chief. Not one for crafty titles, the author of My Life and Giving has entitled his new hardback on restoring the American economy Back to Work. Within its 200-pages, the former President espouses the rather dubious notion that big government can be so much more than the inept fiscal incinerator that history has proven it to be; rather, when unleashed in “smart ways,” Washington bureaucrats can actually be a force of good.
Reality check notwithstanding, President Clinton has recently blasted around the country, jumping from one book-signing event to another while promoting what promises to be another hopelessly ineffectual book from a hopelessly ineffectual leader. We at The Dartmouth Review would be content to let the former president founder in his efforts to encourage the oxymoron of intelligent government if it weren’t for one anecdotal comment that was made in a recent interview.