The Wisdom of Young Speechwriters


The problem with anyone young is that they have all sorts of positive qualities: energy, fresh thinking, ambition, confidence and so on. But they (necessarily) don’t have the experience that comes from knowing lots of things. From seeing how things play out over time. For grasping the deeper dynamics of any negotiation. From understanding relationships in all their baffling complexity. From grasping what the Serbs call duh situaciji – the spirit of the situation.

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Editor’s Note: Favreau, Obama speechwriter, weighing White House exit

Editor's Note “As team Obama prepares for his second inaugural address, there’s word that White House chief speechwriter Jon Favreau may leave the administration soon thereafter,” reports Al Kamen of The Washington Post.

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