‘The Stopped Clock’ calls time on bad reviews

I just stumbled across a site called the Stopped Clock, well written politicalish stuff. This was nice and so I’m linking.


“The mistake behind these reviews essentially boils down to “I agree with this author, so this author must be right”. Sometimes the author has thought about the subject more deeply than the blogger, and perhaps the blogger’s thinking has been shifted by the book. But the uncritical blog entries at issue don’t even suggest that much thought has occurred. This is not to suggest that the ideas endorsed are necessarily wrong – but such a nicety is of little consequence to the blogger’s agreement or endorsement.”

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