Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Roundup

Alright, it has been a little while, but I swear it is because I haven't found too many overly interesting things to read in a while. Well here's a pretty solid list:

First, at First Things, editor Joseph Bottum looks at the world and reaffirms the importance of the journal in the post-Richard John Neuhaus years.

Second, you know that book that Chavez gave the president? Some people, people with whom we would generally agree, have a name for it: The Idiot's Bible.

Third, Abigail Thernstrom reviews three books about our "racially interesting times" for Claremont Review of Books.

Fourth, foreigner Theodore Dalrymple reviews foreign-born Paul Hollander's latest collection for City Journal. Weakly argued anti-Americanism does not do well with those two.

Fifth, and finally, the mighty triumvirite of Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Alexander Vassiliev show that, yes, indeed, I.F. Stone worked for the KGB.

Also, don't forget to get your copy of Memories of Two Wars. There was a brief shining moment when it was the 63rd best selling book in the category "Cuba" on Amazon. Which is horrifying if you think about it.

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