Monday, June 27, 2005

Robert Bork is an Idiot

A little more about Robert Bork. I found a Salon review on his book Slouching Towards Gomorrah. God love the poor guy who had to read the book. Here are some choice excerpts from the reviews:

  • like some horrid recurring nightmare, Robert Bork is back, and he's carrying a big fat book with him. It's called "Slouching Towards Gomorrah," and its contents are pretty much what one would expect from a book with such a title, only worse.
  • For all of the attention Bork pays to popular culture, however, he doesn't seem to know terribly much about it. Indeed, his only contact seems to be with the boilerplate denunciations that clutter the pages of contemporary conservative writings. As a result, most of his attacks are a bit off-key. He believes that MTV stands for "Music Television Videos," and he seems to think Nine Inch Nails are a rap group.
  • It seems a tad preposterous for a man whose writing is so aggressively unwieldy, whose use of evidence is mercenary at best, and whose facts are often glibly wrong, to prattle on about the decline of intellect and the abandonment of objective truth.
  • Like some off-brand version of near-beer, "Slouching Towards Gomorrah" tastes bad, and isn't the slightest bit filling. But the book did succeed in making me feel good about one thing: I'm just glad its author isn't on the Supreme Court.

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