Friday, January 07, 2005

Bad novel ideas 

1- Paul Krugman spoons a few from the stew and serves em up for you. [For NYTimes links below: registration/sign-in not required]:

Worse Than Fiction - by PAUL KRUGMAN - Jan 7, 2005
I've been thinking of writing a political novel. It will be a bad novel because there won't be any nuance: the villains won't just espouse an ideology I disagree with - they'll be hypocrites, cranks and scoundrels. [...] In my bad novel, a famous moralist who demanded national outrage over an affair and writes best-selling books about virtue will turn out to be hiding an expensive gambling habit. A talk radio host who advocates harsh penalties for drug violators will turn out to be hiding his own drug addiction.


2- Bob Herbert pokes Alberto Gonzales in the forehead and tells him to get the fuck lost. Which, unfortunately, the wilting dotards of the Democratic Party are too frightened to do themselves. Promoting Torture's Promoter, by Bob Herbert -Jan 7, 2004
Alberto Gonzales, the nominee for United States attorney general, has already shamed us.



corrente SBL - New Location
~ Since April 2010 ~

~ Since 2003 ~

The Washington Chestnut
~ current ~

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]


copyright 2003-2010

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?