Silent Cal, Taoist Sage
"Could a politician characterized by the 'virtue of inactivity' survive in today’s White House?" asks The American Conservative's Gracie Olmstead — Looking for Calvin Coolidge. She quotes contemporary Walter Lippmann:
- Mr. Coolidge’s genius for inactivity is developed to a very high point. It is far from being an indolent activity. It is a grim, determined, alert inactivity which keeps Mr. Coolidge occupied constantly.
Horrifying to contrast the Vermonter Taoist with our next far more "active" president, exposed by The American Conservative's Daniel Larison — Clinton’s Aggressive Foreign Policy.