Salon Reviews “Twice As Good”

Salon.com posted an interesting review about Marcus Mabry’s new book, Twice As Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power. It’s an insightful analysis of how Mabry might have come to write such an unflatering biography of Rice.

As far as Rice is concerned, there is just one problem with Mabry. He is not only sophisticated and sympathetic but fair-minded and highly scrupulous about the truth. Unfortunately, truthfulness and fairness are not flattering to his subject.

The book sounds like it’s pretty interesting. I’ve always thought that Rice was a fascinating character, albeit terribly frightening. I found this paragraph from the article particularly compelling:

According to [Mabry’s] research, every boss or mentor throughout her career has been certain that Condi agreed with him, despite the broad range of politics and ideologies that they represent. This remarkable conformity amazed Mabry, who also learned that many of those same bosses and mentors today wonder whether her professed views were ever sincere or always merely convenient.

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