February 24, 2003

DUELLING REVIEWS:

We've mentioned before that the same account rep sends us and Steven Martinovich of Enter Stage Right books to review. Typically Mr. Martinovich--who has the advantage in at least this regard of being childless--gets the books read well before me, but this week we happen to have stereo-posted reviews of two different very good books:

A Free Nation Deep in Debt: The Financial Roots of Democracy (2003) (James MacDonald)

REVIEW: by ESR

REVIEW: by Brothers Judd

and

Feminist Fantasies (2003) (Phyllis Schlafly)

REVIEW: by ESR

REVIEW: by Brothers Judd

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 24, 2003 7:01 PM
Comments

"who has the advantage in at least this regard of being childless"



My family, which is tapping its foot waiting for me to get married and produce offspring, would argue that there is absolutely no advantage in I being childess Orrin :-)

Posted by: Steve Martinovich at February 25, 2003 12:20 AM

Wanna borrow a couple for a few weeks?

Posted by: oj at February 25, 2003 8:02 AM

That's a very kind offer but no, ha ha. I have an 18-month old niece so I can live vicariously through my sister if I need to.

Posted by: Steven Martinovich at February 25, 2003 8:55 AM

The irony is that Schafly has done as much for the feminist cause as any feminist. By having a successful career as a defense policy analyst, author and political operative, she has acheived what the 60s feminists dreamed about: she competed on an equal basis with men at positions of power. So exactly how is she not a feminist?

Posted by: Robert D at February 25, 2003 11:01 AM

RobertD:



Because she has a succesful marriage and children?

Posted by: oj at February 25, 2003 12:34 PM

But she combines it with a career. She's doing it all! She's super-woman!

This was not the ideal of motherhood that social conservatives upheld in 1960. Women were to forego careers in order to raise families. But now a woman with a family and a career is a conservative. As Steve said in his review, we are all feminists now.

Posted by: Robert D at February 25, 2003 1:32 PM
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