October 31, 2006
— Ace One little catch: the reviews are by Andrew Sullivan himself.
I was scanning over his screechblog the other day, and I did notice an inordinate number of superlatives lavished upon his book, by no less a literary light than Andrew Sullivan himself.
Taranto collected up a bunch of his biggest self-raves.
"This is a book about ideas, not political prescriptions. . . . It's an attempt to start the long road back to conservative intellectual clarity. . . . If you still care about those first principles, and why they are more relevant today than ever, . . . buy the book."--Andrew Sullivan
"If the book can prompt the usually level-headed David Brooks to contradict himself in order to criticize it and has sent Hugh Hewitt into conniptions, it might just be on to something about what has gone wrong with American conservativsm [sic]."--Andrew Sullivan
"They're angry. They wouldn't be if they didn't know this book exposes them in ways few yet have."--Andrew Sullivan
"These people are truly rattled by this book. I believe it's a depth charge into the degerenacy [sic] of the current conservative movement."--Andrew Sullivan
"Why are so many contemporary 'conservatives' lying about the contents of this book? The only reason I can come up with is that they are deadly afraid of its arguments. . . . Which is why you should read the book."--Andrew Sullivan
Give him props, though: At least he's willing to express his excessive self-regard under his own name. No "Wilson" or "Rick Ellensberg" here.
He's too infatuated with himself to see that maybe it's a problem.
Posted by: The Greatest Love of All at October 31, 2006 11:13 AM (+GRGs)
There must be some kind of secret contest between Kerry and Sullivan. If so, they both brought their "A" games.
Posted by: Dogstar at October 31, 2006 11:15 AM (dpudc)
Posted by: Slublog at October 31, 2006 11:26 AM (R8+nJ)
Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 31, 2006 11:26 AM (AuPsg)
Posted by: spurwing plover at October 31, 2006 11:27 AM (EPfmS)
Burn him at the stake!
Then plant a tree to balance out the CO2!
Posted by: eman at October 31, 2006 11:30 AM (FWrFx)
Posted by: steve at October 31, 2006 11:32 AM (m1tVR)
Posted by: lauraw at October 31, 2006 11:38 AM (reK3S)
Posted by: The Black Republican at October 31, 2006 11:41 AM (Edy/C)
Of course one should publicize his own book.
Yes, Instapundit did.
But there's a difference between mentioning it -- saying, as Instapundit frequently did, "This is similar to a point I make in An Army of Davids" -- and lavishing superlative after superlative on your book.
Yes, if you don't believe in your product, you'll have a hard time selling it.
But most people are a little more circumspect about cringey Public Displays of Affection for themselves.
Posted by: ace at October 31, 2006 11:49 AM (4qddO)
This sound suspiciously like the democrat's "plan".
Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 31, 2006 12:03 PM (AuPsg)
Mark Roberts is my pastor. I don't think he'd be too keen on being associated with the AOS Lifestyle...
Great guy and great writer as well.
Posted by: XBradTC at October 31, 2006 12:04 PM (G8sXt)
After I posted that, I wondered what he would think of the hits coming from this site. It's an excellent series so far, though. Deserves to be read.
Posted by: Slublog at October 31, 2006 12:11 PM (R8+nJ)
Posted by: Tushar D at October 31, 2006 12:47 PM (h76y6)
Posted by: Jerry K. at October 31, 2006 06:02 PM (Pf9XZ)
Can't believe I just wrote that.
Posted by: Ed Snate at October 31, 2006 07:33 PM (yfxaE)
Posted by: Claire at October 31, 2006 10:36 PM (l1oyw)
Well, that's assuming that "Andrew Sullivan" hasn't been one of Gleen Greenwad's sockpuppets all along. Or vice-versa. It's hard to tell these days.
Posted by: Sean M. at November 01, 2006 01:16 AM (dc5zY)
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