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Yes, He’s a Crappy World Bank President

By Matthew Yglesias

"Yes, He’s a Crappy World Bank President"

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Sure, sure Paul Wolfowitz is guilty of some low-grade corruption, but isn’t the truth of the matter that New Republic editor in chief Martin Peretz is right that “the real Wolfowitz scandal . . . is how Wolfowitz is being treated by his slimy critics,” that he was doing good work to improve the World Bank from its current status as a “joke.”

Well, no. Shockingly enough, it turns out that the editor in chief of this publication, well-respected until the rise of bloggers who can’t handle its truth-speaking ways, has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about and is just recycling right-wing talking points. But don’t take my word for it. Check out Sebastian Mallaby’s column, as Sam Rosenfeld says “he’s much meaner than I am.”

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