Desperate But Not Serious
Alex Pareene has a few things to say about Nobel/Pulitzer/Publisher’s Clearing House Prize nominee Jonah Goldberg:
As he’s aged, and begun wearing his fancy “best-selling author” smoking jacket around the house, Goldberg has supplemented his “Battlestar Galactica” references with references to philosophers and scholars — Burke, Hume, etc. — in order to appear serious. The effect is similar to that of a chimp wearing a top hat and monocle. His need to be taken seriously is forever doomed by his addiction to lazy generalities. That tension was apparent in the reception that greeted his first book, and his reaction to that reception.
There is SO much more…