John Adams: Party of One, by James Grant. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 544 pages, $30.
Any biography of John Adams that works anxiety, insecurity, worry and dread into its first paragraph is off on the right track. A host of superlatives attach themselves to our first ambassador to Great Britain and second President, Read More
There is a place where smart bears gather. There is a place
where conservative investors with literature degrees, CNBC-hating index wonks,
articulate doomsday types and students of financial arcana get together to
commiserate and, these days, to lick their chops. It is called the Grant’s Interest Rate Observer Spring
Investment Conference-”Grant’s Conference” for short-and it Read More
Three eloquent bears gathered for breakfast on Dec. 15 in an executive dining room atop the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter building in Times Square. The three bears were Barton Biggs, Morgan Stanley’s chief global strategist; James Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer ; and Alan Abelson, the editor of Barron’s .
The Observer had Read More