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Rahul Gandhi has nervous, unformed quality: Barack Obama in new book 'A Promised Land'

"Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who'd done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject," notes the review.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 13, 2020 7:37 IST
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'Nervous, uninformed quality': Barack Obama on Rahul Gandhi

A book review by the New York Times has thrown light on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'nervous, uninformed quality'. A new book by former US President Barack Obama - 'A Promised Land' lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi, while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Sonia Gandhi, the review stated. The first rush of book excerpts swirling on the internet point to a brutal takedown of Rahul Gandhi. 

"Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who'd done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject," notes the review.

"We are told of the handsomeness of men like Charlie Crist and Rahm Emanuel, but not the beauty of women, except for one or two instances, as in the case of Sonia Gandhi," writes reviewer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh both are clubbed into a subset of people who have a "kind of impassive integrity."

Writing about Joe Biden, Obama senses he "might get prickly if he thought he wasn't given his due - a quality that might flare up when dealing with a much younger boss."

Obama's other books include 'Dreams from My Father', 'The Audacity of Hope', and 'Change we can Believe in'.

(With IANS inputs)

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