I will admit up-front that I am far from an unbiased observer when it comes to Jonah Goldberg. I am a fan. And I have been lucky enough to get to know him some over the years and consider him a friend. So feel free to factor that in to what follows.
But even with that caveat, there is a small part of me that is disappointed in his latest book The Tyranny of Clichés. Don’t get me wrong, it is a quick, entertaining and informative book; full of useful arguments, insights and food for thought. At its most basic it is a challenge to conservatives to fight back and not allow the left in this country to continue to make lazy, ideological loaded statements and arguments in the name of pragmatism and a fake “just the facts, ma’am” attitude.
For more on the book’s message and arguments, and on my rather subtle disappointment, keep reading.