Jeffrey Sach’s new book, The End of Poverty, has recieved rave reviews with little commentary on the book’s unfortunate preface. Mr. Sachs invited U2 singer Bono to write the book’s introduction. Bono — who can’t even write music anymore, let alone a readable paragraph — was a very, very wrong choice. Describing his experience of campaigning with Mr Sachs, the Irish rock singer recalls:
I would enter the world of acronyms with a man who can make alphabet soup out of them. Soup you’d want to eat. Soup that would, if ingested properly, enable a lot more soup to be eaten by a lot more people.
Excuse me? Even if Bono’s blurb helps Sachs sell more copies of this otherwise interesting book, publishing such drivel cannot be right.