The author of the magisterial Republics Ancient and Modern , Paul Rahe, has had two great pieces in Ricochet of late.

Today , its a comparison of John Lindsay, late 60s/early 70s mayor of New York City, with the One. Lindsay’s is an interesting story on its own terms, and considering it provides Rahe with an effective and fresher-than-usual angle of attack upon Obama and his likely re-election strategy.

And about a week ago, he provided us with one of the more powerful (and yet still perfectly fair) attacks upon Romney, portraying him as The Chameleon .

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