Hey, Leon Wieseltier! You’re the literary editor of the New Republic. Are you going to the World Economic Forum, familiarly known as “Davos,” when it meets Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in New York City?
They’re obviously a bunch of A-list lemmings whose up-to-the-minute conversation would ruin every drink in my hand.
Whatcha gonna do instead?
Study Nahmanides, listen to Barry Manilow, and chuckle at Tom Friedman.
That sounds a lot more important! Chatterbox will spend the next few days inviting prominent thinkers and doers in Washington to Don the Shirt. Are you too busy for Davos? Chatterbox is!
“Too Busy for Davos” Archive:
Bruce Reed, Jan. 31, 2002
Robert J. Samuelson, Jan. 31, 2002
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Feb. 1, 2002
James Fallows, Feb. 1, 2002
Alice Rivlin, Feb. 4, 2002
Douglas Besharov, Feb. 4, 2002
Sammy Roche, Feb. 4, 2002