Thursday, December 27, 2007

Good Reading

The reviews are coming in on Jonah Goldberg’s new book Liberal Fascism, or Projectile Vomiting from a Right-Wing Hack. The bulk of them, even from some on the right, are derisive. (The notable exception is from Charles Murray, the author of The Bell Curve who claims that African-Americans are intellectually inferior to whites. What a shock.)

But perhaps the best review comes from the inimitable James Wolcott, who proclaims,

…Liberal Fascism is such a transparently sloppy, shifty, intellectually rinky-dink endeavor that a show of anger would be a larger expenditure of emotion than a book this second-rate deserves.

Who says true wit is dead?

Of course, there’s a blog about the book.