Monday, March 9, 2009

Chait Review Shlaes

A little while back I saw Amity Shlaes on Jon Stewart, and found her performance so mediocre as to be borderline embarrassing. For example, she repeated the right-wing trope that puts Fanny Mae, Freddy Mac at the center of the crisis, although she quickly backed off as soon as Stewart challenged her on it.
I had no idea, though, the stature her book was taking in right-wing circles. Jonathan Chait has a great critique of the book in the New Republic.

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