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October 10, 2005

Off in Bizarroworld, the Stupidest Man Alive Contest Continues...

Jonah Goldberg writes:

The Corner on National Review Online : WANTED: HERBERT SPENCER EXPERT [Jonah Goldberg]I'm working on a chapter of the book which requires me to read a lot about and by Herbert Spencer. There's simply no way I can read all of it, nor do I really need to. But if there are any real experts on Spencer out there -- regardless of ideological affiliation -- I'd love to ask you a few questions in case I'm missing something.

Ummm... Jonah, perhaps you should consider writing a book about stuff you know, rather than about stuff you don't know? I mean, shouldn't books that require that the author have read a lot about and by Herbert Spencer--and thought about it--be written by people... who have read a lot about and by Herbert Spencer, and thought about it?

Am I missing something here?

Posted by DeLong at October 10, 2005 07:17 PM