Todd Purdum: Obama, Crowley, Gates Should Drink Same Beer

08/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • By Todd S. Purdum Vanity Fair

This strikes me as terrible idea, a sign of all that is wrong with America, and a metaphor for all the distance that still divides Harvard professors from Cambridge policemen, black from white: Each guy is drinking his own special brew, just as he likes it, without thinking about what the other guy likes, or about whether it mightn't be better for all to sip from a common cup. Isn't that the point of fellowship? Isn't that what believers do at Communion?

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