Best Political Novel ever?

When I think ‘œpolitical novel,’ I think Advise and Consent by Drury. Perhaps I’™m showing my age. I bought a copy a few months ago, though. It is a hard book to find, that’™s for sure.

Here’™s WSJ’™s list of the best political novels for your Labor Day reading. Not [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

When I think ‘œpolitical novel,’ I think Advise and Consent by Drury. Perhaps I’™m showing my age. I bought a copy a few months ago, though. It is a hard book to find, that’™s for sure.

Here’™s WSJ’™s list of the best political novels for your Labor Day reading. Not surprisingly, it contains two books about communishm. The WSJ has a fixation there that likely won’™t be fixed by either antibiotics nor the reality that we all know and have known for dozens of years that communism has been discredited. Otherwise, such lists are fun. Susie Madrak, for instance, suggests Elmer Gantry for the list. Oh, a delicious suggestion, too. Her readers suggest 1984 and The Handmaid’™s Tale. Can you think of other selections?

Thursday, August 31st, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: Politics - U.S.

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