E.J. Dionne , Jr.

Gore's Curiosity
May 28, 2007

E.J. Dionne, Jr. is one of the wisest and wryest journalists of his generation. E.J., as he has been known at least since college, was a student of mine, and is a good, though, not often enough seen, friend. So I read him, which actually gets you even some of his charm. Last week, in a Washington Post column, he wrote about a new book by Al Gore, The Assault on Reason, and a long interview he had conducted with the former vice president. He noticed what, I think, all of us who are in touch with Gore regularly had noticed: a certain measured quality and an incredulous quality.