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FEBRUARY 1, 2007
SEYMOUR HERSH Of The New Yorker, speaking at a symposium last week. About Bush, he said, "He's a total radical, probably the most radical president we've ever had in terms of his definition of the power of the presidency," he said. "There's nothing more dangerous than a radical who doesn't have information, doesn't learn from information and doesn't learn from the past." This radicalism, he said, has dangerous implications. "This is a guy who wants to leave office with the Iranian books clean," he said of Bush. "None of this means it's going to happen," he told the hushed audience. "It could be better under (current Secretary of Defense Robert] Gates), but we'll have to wait and see." Hersh said that not even negative press coverage has slowed the administration. "They couldn't care less about what we write. They're immune, inured to what The New York Times can write, what The New Yorker can write," he said. http://www.tuftsdaily.com/home/index.cfm This blog is dedicated to Molly Ivins and is a supporter of the Molly Ivins Festschrift, a project to carry on her journalistic standards, values and content in the works of her many colleagues and admirers.