Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Read any good books lately?

One of the many topics that came up at the March 9 "DPG" meeting was books. I'm always interested in what people are reading. Dennis would be appalled that I spend more time watching television than I do reading but I'm flawed, very, very flawed. Still and all, I do love books.

I've even found a way around my laziness and learn what's in a book by watching C-SPAN's book channel on the weekend. I know it's cheating, but I get to hear the author tell me all about their book.

I would love to hear from everyone about what they're reading now, or have read, or are dying to read. A brief synopsis (or not-so-brief if you prefer) would be great. I will read, albeit vicariously, through you - and so will other Prager People.

In the meantime I am nearly finished with Jeane Kirkpatrick's last book, "Making War To Keep Peace," on the post cold-war United Nations, a subject she knew very well. Ms. Kirkpatrick died in December 2006, shortly after she finished the book. Once I'm finished reading I will try to inspire you to read it as well.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!


1 comment:

  1. I'm halfway through Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism". It's extremely enlightening and no, he's not saying all liberals are fascist. He does convincingly show that the modern left has over the last 100 years adopted many tactics and goals of fascism. He also demonstrates forcibly that fascist and socialist mean virtually the same thing, something that I've always believed.