Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Glengarry Get Lost

Reading a New York Times article on Christopher Hitchens's book criticism led me to something I'd missed over the summer: Hitch's review of David Mamet's The Secret Knowledge.

I haven't read Mamet's description of (or explanation for) his abandonment of left-liberalism for new-fangled right-wingery, and I don't think I will be.

It struck me that his book sounds very much like an expanded version of his 2008 Village Voice essay, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'".

And that, though much shorter, was more than enough of a chore to read.

As I noted at the time (rather testily, I will admit).

It seems that, these days, Mamet's someone best ignored.

2 comments:

Rosie said...

I enjoyed the long snarky fisk of Mamet that you linked to. He is the kind of convert that embarrasses the brighter followers of his new faith. Crude or what.

John Carter Wood said...

Thanks very much. That was from back in the days that I still invested a lot of time and energy into writing long snarky fisks.... I was quite pleased with it upon re-reading it, so I'm glad to have another opportunity to draw attention to it.

'Crude' is the word. All the best for the new year!