NYTimes: Jonah Goldberg, Witty Man Of Ideas

Via Yglesias, I kid you not:

[W]hat distinguishes Goldberg from the Sean Hannitys and Michael Savages is a witty intelligence that deals in ideas as well as insults

Here is an example of the wit and ideas according to the reviewer:

In attempting to link Roosevelt to the fascism that enveloped Europe in these years, Goldberg highlights examples like the Civilian Conservation Corps, which offered a paycheck and military discipline to unemployed young men from the cities, and the National Recovery Administration, which was intended to spur industrial production through centralized planning.

Feel the wit. Sheesh. To the reviewer's credit, he basically ends up saying Goldberg is full of it, but my gawd, this passes for wit and engaging in ideas in his mind? Double sheesh.

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    when you're starting (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 09:34:59 AM EST
    from a - figure, you only have one way to go, up.

    that's ok, according mike huckabee, the founding fathers envisioned a country where all men were equal. just forget that slavery and female thing. he's as dumb as a stump, and not in a good way.

    however did arkansas manage to produce both a bill clinton, and a mike huckabee?

    Seems To Me (none / 0) (#2)
    by squeaky on Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 10:43:07 AM EST
    That he pointed out, using a feather rather than a sledgehammer,  that Goldberg is an idiot, and the book is essentially a joke. Oshinsky, by refering to Golberg as witty or deliciously amusing  while writing off Goldberg's intellect, and truthfulness, effectively shows that GOldberg is a clown and his best shots, meant to draw blood, are light fluff that fail to even be mildly irritating to the liberal reviewer.

    Nah (none / 0) (#3)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 10:51:59 AM EST
    Have you read the book to (none / 0) (#4)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 07:14:04 PM EST
    determine it was a joke?  You must have an advance copy.

    No, But (none / 0) (#6)
    by squeaky on Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 04:47:13 PM EST
    I read the review and know his writing and positions. You are far more lucid and rational than him, and that is saying a lot.