I have PTSS

Post-terrorism stress syndrome. I am tired of constantly writing about the gazillion attempts to destroy Israel and Jews. I think today, instead, we’re going to concentrate on other things.

Like Powerline’s “Greatest American novel” poll.

Oh, wait. I don’t want to discuss it, because it’s pretty much an arbitrary thing. And frankly, a lot of their choices suck. But there’s this utterly classic part of the post that I simply must highlight:

We tried to select candidates based on literary merit. Politics and sociology were ignored.

In an update to the post, Joshua Sharf says that The Sot-Weed Factor should be replaced with The Grapes of Wrath. Hinderaker’s response?

Joshua, Joshua, Joshua. You’re fortunate that Denver has a fine public library. I’m sure they have The Sot-Weed Factor. It’s not too late to catch up with one of the most entertaining (albeit nihilistic) books ever written. But, beyond that–The Grapes of Wrath?? No socialist realism for us, thank you!

You know, that one’s such a gimme, that I don’t think I can add a snarky response to it.

Oh, of course I can. Hypocrisy, thy name is John.

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