Hey, Leon Wieseltier! You're the literary editor of the New Republic. Are you going to the World Economic Forum, familiarly known as "Davos," when it meets Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in New York City?
They're obviously a bunch of A-list lemmings whose up-to-the-minute conversation would ruin every drink in my hand.
Whatcha gonna do instead?
Study Nahmanides, listen to Barry Manilow, and chuckle at Tom Friedman.
That sounds a lot more important! Chatterbox will spend the next few days inviting prominent thinkers and doers in Washington to Don the Shirt. Are you too busy for Davos? Chatterbox is!
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