The great Bono-as-columnist experiment has started at the New York Times.
And, I have to say, his debut column is a smashing success. In just his first effort, Bono has already managed to combine the worst tropes of Thomas Friedman and Maureen Dowd and fuse them together into some new alchemy of awfulness. At this rate, by March, he will have already progressed to Advanced Op-ed Babble, a state of nirvana heretofore only achieved by A.M. Rosenthal's "On My Mind".
Contest to readers: read Bono's column and, in 20 words or less, explain its theme in the comments. Here's my effort:
Did you know that I knew Frank Sinatra?"
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.