Sunday, November 29, 2009

More "Rogue"

Andrew Sullivan and Rod Dreher both point to this review of "Going Rogue" in First Things:
She wants us to stand and fight and many of us are ready for such a call, but she does not tell us in enough specifics where to stand and what to fight. It would be, perhaps, acceptable if we were already at Agincourt with enemy ahead, but even then the rhetoric fails. It is not moving. It is not authentic. It is not bit roguish, but it is rougish ... the appearance of health covering up the absence.
It's exhaustive -- 10,000+ words long. I'm not kidding. It's written by a fan who comes at the book with a sincere desire to be swept away only to be ground slowly into the pavement.

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