Your Cheatin' Heart

Your Cheatin' Heart

OK, I apologize for being a bad blogger. I promise to add new material on a more regular basis. Here is an interesting piece (http://www.triangle.com/books/zane/story/1151270p-7254225c.html). If you want to read what a scathing book review reads like, check it out. It is a book review by award-winning columnist J. Peder Zane of the News & Observer, for the new book “The Cheating Culture.”

My favorite line: “Here’s the book’s logic: We all think more people are cheating; I can’t demonstrate this with any rigor; ergo, more people are cheating. One wonders how such nonsense gets published. The answer is that despite its veneer of respectability, “The Cheating Culture” is not an honest inquiry. It is an anti-right-wing polemic less interested in examining our moral fiber than in bashing conservatives.”

Zane does bring up a good point about our culture and current best-seller lists. Most of the tomes on the best-seller lists today are just expressions of bias (on both sides of the political fence) rather than thorough report. Zane writes, “Like the bound rants of Michael Moore and Ann Coulter, Callahan’s book shows how the world of publishing is being co-opted by the gasbag approach of talk radio: Say it and it is so.” As always, let me know your thoughts.

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