Monday, August 06, 2007

A Great Summer Read

Hey Everybody. Since I have finally (pun intended? I'll let you decide) emerged from finals oblivion, I figured I should actually deliver on my promise to keep the BD blog discussion rolling.

If you're reading this, you're probably a bored bleeding heart liberal. Well, instead of wallowing in boredom, you should pick up Frank Rich's book The Greatest Story Ever Sold. I'm only 50 pages into this 225 pager, but I can already tell it's a gem.

Rich not only takes an engaging look inside the incompetency of the Bush Administration, but also outside the Bush Administration. That is, rather than simply reminding us about the ineptitude of our president and his cohorts, he also examines the culture that surrounds them. For instance, he links American society's obsession with reality TV shows to the administration's penchant for developing their own realities. It's an interesting concept, and there's plenty more where that came from. Do yourself a favor: read this book.

2 comments:

ucd bean said...

It's only $5.19 on Amazon-- I'm buying.

Taylor said...

Might I also recommend Milton Freedman's "Capitalism and Freedom"? Though it is not a typical book for a democrat to read, it shows a lot about the thoughts behind Free Market types and the growing libertarian trend in American politics (and the Republican party). It really made me think a lot about what I believed and also forced me to back up my idealism with concrete ideas.