Dave the Slasher & Cap the Knife

Dave the Slasher & Cap the Knife

Is ectoplasm in short supply on Publishers Row? If not, I wonder why his publishers did not supply David Stockman with good ghosts for the manufacture of his best seller, cleverly but misleadingly called The Triumph of Politics. One darkly suspects that much of the prose that makes a sensitive reader wince genuinely belongs to the author. The stylelessness is the man. He has, however, given us something that is not so much a book as a document to be studied for certain symptomatic peculiarities.

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