'Liberal authors triumphant ...':
A somewhat interesting story about how liberal authors
are now, for the moment, dominating the bestseller lists. Many reasons offered. But Hub Blog thinks it has something to do, in part, with liberals getting down from their snobby high-horses and mixing it up in the trenches. The more successful books disect the arguments and exaggerations on the right through wit and a dash of populism. Sort of what Howard Dean
is now doing. Sort of how Oliver Willis
makes his blog so fun. ... The populism part is important. It usually (though not in the case of Michael Moore) leads to less doctrainare/upper-middle-class whining and a lot less PC. ... Hope it lasts, though I don't agree with a lot of what they say. As conservative economists say: Competition is good.