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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:42 PM

Jared Diamond: Mitt Romney 'Misrepresented My Views'

Actually there are 3.



He said that Romney "misrepresented my views" by stating that the book "basically says the physical characteristics of the land account for the differences in the success of the people that live there. There is iron ore on the land and so forth."

"That is so different from what my book actually says that I have to doubt whether Mr. Romney read it," he wrote in The New York Times on Tuesday. He also said that he focused mostly on "biological features" and there was no mention about iron ore in the book.


He said that the other author Romney cited, Harvard economist David Landes, would find Romney's thesis that culture accounts for economic differences "dangerously out of date."

Romney, speaking to a crowd -- which included GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson -- of about 40 Sunday at the famed King David Hotel, talked about why the Palestinians and Israelis had such drastically different levels of economic development.


This isn't the first time Romney has seemingly mischaracterized a book he's read. Journalist Noam Scheiber said he wrongly used his book, "The Escape Artists," to accuse Obama of pushing the Affordable Care Act to intentionally slow down the economic recovery.

Truth twister. User. Liar.

I realize that this is being described as misrepresentation but isn't it the little clues that tell you more about a person's character?

Isn't it just additional proof that there's something seriously wrong with Mitt Romney's personality, ethics and inner core? If you wrap up all of what makes Mitt Romney tick, there's no way he should running for POTUS.

I'm sure there are other DUers who'll be able to explain it much better than I.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:51 PM

1. If I ever hear Romney state that there is no truth that a giant black hole has opened up at CERN

and his advisers have told him all is well, I'm packing up and heading for the hills.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:51 PM

2. Romney Claims He Got Those Ideas from Jared Diamond?

I figured he must have been referring to someone else because what Romney said bears absolutely no relationship to what Diamond has written.

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