Arnon Grunberg

Serious people


“Now it is common for people in Illinois to say that both Kirk and Giannoulias deserve to lose. The race has been nicknamed the liar-liar campaign. So this is not a fairy tale about a good man going into public service. It is a reality tale about why most serious people don’t want to go into politics at all,” David Brooks writes in the Times.

But I’m afraid that Mr. Brooks is wrong.
Politics will keep attracting failed artists, retired athletes and other citizens hungry for power.