Politics and prose at the White House – The 1600 Report – CNN.com Blogs

by Scott Smith

Harold Bloom, a professor of Humanities and English at Yale University, said of Obama’s work in a New Yorker article, “If I had been shown these poems by one of my undergraduates and asked, ‘Shall I go on with it?’, I would have rubbed my forehead and said, ‘On the whole, my dear, probably not. Your future is not as a person of letters.’”

Another English prof writing passively.

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