Pinkerton: Barack Obama Is a Machiavellian Fox in ‘A Promised Land’

Pinkerton: Barack Obama Is a Machiavellian Fox in ‘A Promised Land’

The irony of Obama is that for all his “Yes, we can” rhetoric, he was content to say, “No, we can’t.” In this, he fit Machiavelli’s definition of the fox-like politician who is shrewd enough to avoid traps. And while the life of a fox might be long, it is unlikely to be consequential because the ability to avoid traps is not the test of greatness.

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