The post-election issue of Newsweek hits newsstands and tablets (iPad, Kindle, Nook) tomorrow morning. On it, a very Napoleonic-looking Barack Obama stands triumphantly with sabre under the cover line, “The Obama Conquest.”
“Give me generals who know something about tactics and strategy,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “but best of all give me generals who are lucky.”
So the question: Is Obama a lucky general—or master of the game? Daniel Klaidman’s cover story, Fortunate One, says sure, Obama’s lucky. But he also relentlessly seizes his chances and makes every one of them count.
[Update! Switched “Napoleonic” from “Napoleonistic,” grammar h/t gifthorsedentistry]

The post-election issue of Newsweek hits newsstands and tablets (iPad, Kindle, Nook) tomorrow morning. On it, a very Napoleonic-looking Barack Obama stands triumphantly with sabre under the cover line, “The Obama Conquest.”

“Give me generals who know something about tactics and strategy,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “but best of all give me generals who are lucky.”

So the question: Is Obama a lucky general—or master of the game? Daniel Klaidman’s cover story, Fortunate One, says sure, Obama’s lucky. But he also relentlessly seizes his chances and makes every one of them count.

[Update! Switched “Napoleonic” from “Napoleonistic,” grammar h/t gifthorsedentistry]