Given the power Jared Kushner held in this country for four years, it’s amazing how little we know about him. Aside from the fact that he had a genuine affinity with the butchering MBS and the other Gulf states, which certainly led to his being saved from financial ruin by a Qatari group refinancing his building, and an initial investment of 2 billion Dollars from the Saudi Arabian administration, we don’t know much about Jared or his interests. Apparently the little we know is like the fact that he sounds like Data from Star Trek and thinks anyone who isn’t aspiring to make $500 million a year is “stupid,” according to the New York Times everything you need to know review of Jared’s new book, break history. The title of the review indicates that the book is soulless and quite selective in memory.
To be fair, it sounds like Jared’s book captures his essence. What else could he do? This is the guy whose Intelligence code name was “mechanic.” Poor rich boy can’t win. From the review:
It’s a title [Breaking History] which fits the content of this book in its complete self-awareness. Kushner writes as if he believed that foreign dignitaries (and less than dignitaries) valued him in the White House because he was the fresh idea guy, the starting point guard, the dimple maker.
He hardly betrays he was in demand, because as a landslide has shown in other reports, he was overwhelmed, unable to rein in his greed, a cocky young real estate heir who happened to unpack many Big Macs alongside his father-in-law who was unpredictable and misinformed and similar mercenary leaders of the free world. Jared was a gentle touch.
It sounds very similar to Donald Trump. When Trump spoke about how foreign leaders would tell him they “respect the United States again” and “see us strong again,” “with a real leader,” Trump wasn’t lying. Foreign leaders — at least the despots — certainly flattered Trump by telling him exactly what he wanted to hear while then getting what they wanted. It sounds like Jared did the same, and why shouldn’t it? Jared was able to convince Trump of almost anything. Jared was willing to put in some work (self-serving work) and Trump was happy to let him do it. Whatever Jared decided, it probably got done.
Then it gets ruthless:
“Breaking History” is a serious and soulless one – Kushner looks like a mannequin and he writes like one – and peculiarly selective assessment of Donald J. Trump’s tenure. Kushner almost completely ignores the chaos, the alienation from allies, the breaking of laws and norms, the flirting with dictators, the wholesale loss of America’s moral leadership, and so on, ad infinitum, to talk about his boyish tinkering (the “mechanic”) with subjects that interested him.
The Times is too kind to point out that most of the “tinkering with subjects that interested him” were subjects that he could make some money off of. It would be impossible to put a precise figure on the wealth he and Ivanka have amassed just from being in the White House, other than that it was “a lot.”
In a wonderful analogy, the Times compared the book to Jared Kushner, who gave a tour of a magnificent 18th-century home that had burned to the ground and beautifully celebrated the two things that made it through the fire crafted bathtubs.
It sounds like Jared Kushner wrote a book with a level of arrogance matched only by his lack of confidence. As such, Jared Jared fully captures what… is the goal of any autobiography? It sounds kind of interesting, to be honest, if only for the wrong reasons.
@JasonMiciak believes a day without learning is a day not lived. He is a political writer, columnist, author and lawyer. He is a Canadian-born dual citizen who spent his teens and college days in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. Today he enjoys life as a single father to a young girl and writes on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He loves making his flower pots, cooking and is currently studying philosophy of science, religion and non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please do not hesitate to contact us for lectures or other concerns.