In the Financial Times, Trevor Butterworth chats up 77-year-old Tom Wolfe. Snippet:
"Bush is portrayed as a moron. I've only conversed with him a couple of times—not for very long—but I found he was more literate on literature than the editor of the New York Review of Books, Bob Silvers. I've talked to both of them, and he makes Bob Silvers look like a slug."
Via Arts & Letters Daily.
Update: Tom Wolfe sees walking dead people. Everywhere. In the FT story, he denounces NYC's Landmark Preservation Commission as "a bureau of the walking dead." That may be his stock insult. In his legendary '60s takedown of The New Yorker (written for rival mag New York), he referred to William Shawn's over-venerated publication as "the land of the walking dead."