Friday, January 22, 2010

Book Review - Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom, latest from Gregg Easterbrook reads like a really long, unfunny episode of American Dad.

Easterbrook's writing always has lots of "yay US" rhetoric that conveniently ignores any issues the US might be facing, some of which are covered in this SNL sketch.

I agree with Easterbrook's points on increasing teaching of economics and current cultures, as opposed to history, in high school and college. Those nuggets of information came near the end of Sonic Boom, well after I had checked out.

Like Omnivore's Dilemma, Sonic Boom would have been a really good essay in the New Yorker.

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