Archive for August 20, 2011
I know we have quite a few voracious readers here at Logarchism, and so I just had to share this cool website which I recently discovered (courtesy of Jonah Goldberg, who recommended it) and I already find myself using all the time. You simply enter the name of an author you like and the website will place that writer on a “literature map,” surrounded by others who are more or less similar. (The closer to the center of the map, the more similar to your author of choice.)
And while we’re on the topic…found any good books lately? I’m always looking for recommendations from people I know and trust. I just picked up Gilead by Marilynne Robinson after somebody here in the forum (I think it was sftexan?) said it was a good read. I haven’t gotten to it yet, but even a cursory glance tells me it’s a book I’m going to like a lot.
By now it’s conventional wisdom that the Republican Party has moved extremely far to the right. So far, in fact, that Michele Bachmann (heretofore best known for this clip in which she demands that her fellow congress members be investigated for “anti-American ideas”) is now, incredibly, a top-tier presidential candidate.
The GOP is so far to the right that it is practically meeting itself coming around the corner, voting against ideas that it once supported, like tax cuts, and even initiatives Republicans once sponsored, simply because they are proposed by Democrats as possible solutions to some of the nation’s problems.