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When I visit my mother for a week, I will bring two bankers boxes filled with books. Once I get there, I choose ten books to consider reading and put them in a line. Then I generate a random number, and trust that the best book for me to read will come up. “One Damn Thing After Another” came up, the autobiography of former Attorney General William P. Barr. When I got the book, I eagerly read his chapters about the November 2020 election and January 6th. But now I needed to read the “whole damn book.”
The book is very well done. And it changed my mind. After the Mueller Report came out, I posted both the Introduction and Executive Summary on Collusion and Obstruction. (See here.) Barr does a deep dive into the Mueller Report and how Mueller both over-read and under-read his remit. My mind had been marinated in the MSNBC and my own TDS. But now reading Barr’s account led me to the conclusion that the Mueller investigation was a search for not all that much, and was a general waste of time and money. I was stunned. But I changed my mind. And I look forward to the results of the Durham investigation.
Barr does deep dives into a number of issues. His chapter on religious freedom was brilliant and dealt with the nuances of the issue. He also had great chapters on Big Tech, and National Security. It is a great book.
Am I going to talk about November 2022 and January 6th? Nah. It is well written and I agree with it completely. But read it for yourself. It is only 10% of the entire book, and I suggest that you read the first 90% of the book to decide if you are willing to be convinced of a different point of view.
“One Damn Thing After Another” is a good book. I recommend it.Published in