In response to Romney's remarks in Israel about the success of Israel vs Palestine and his evocation of Guns, Germs & Steel, Jared Diamond (author of said book) wrote an op-ed saying that Romney is either lying when he claims to have read the book or is functionally retarded for misunderstanding it so completely.
While I wouldn't bet against the latter, I'm guessing it's the former. GG&S is one of those books where it's easy enough to feel like you have the jist of it and feel smart at cocktail parties but which isn't a real enthralling page-turner to read. I'm guessing there's a copy of it somewhere in Casa de Romney with an old bookmark somewhere around page 65.
Edited, Aug 10th 2012 11:43pm by Jophiel