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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How Do We Blog About Books?

by Jay Allbritton
I recently finished reading Ron Suskind's book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism (courtesy of Russ). When the book came out, it was reduced to one story that was primarily passed over by the mainstream media. That was the story of the Habbush forgery, outlined by The Politico here and by Keith Olbermann here:



The book, however is much more important as a book. Not only does the entire work make the story of the Habbush forgery a bigger story by providing it with the proper frame, but the book itself nails down several important narratives missing from our national debate, and each of these ignored narratives has a massive price tag attached to it.

In the coming weeks, I will continue to revist Suskind's book in hopes of sustaining this brilliant work, if not with any of my readers, then for my own sake. I believe that books are being lost in a world of fragmentary thought. As bloggers, we have to find a way to blog about books.

For now, take a look at the author. Suskind appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday to talk about all manner of things.

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