New York Times executive editor Bill Keller finished War & Peace yesterday! Which means he read he the whole thing in a week, while gallivanting around Iowa following Presidential campaigns and comparing all the candidates to doomed Tolstoy figures and imaging old Leo "tut-tutting from the press section" at all the idiot Iowans foolish enough to believe that the suit they nominate will have any power to affect the inexorable march of history. ['War and Peace' on the Campaign Trail [NYT]