Inauguration Anniversary: Junot Diaz On Why We Need A Storyteller-In-Chief

03/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Junot Diaz The New Yorker

All year I've been waiting for Obama to flex his narrative muscles, to tell the story of his presidency, of his Administration, to tell the story of where our country is going and why we should help deliver it there. A coherent, accessible, compelling story--one that is narrow enough to be held in our minds and hearts and that nevertheless is roomy enough for us, the audience, to weave our own predilections, dreams, fears, experiences into its fabric.

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