Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Heard about a Book...

Heard about an interesting book this morning on NPR. Periodically, Morning Edition has reading recommendations from Tina Brown, the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Beast. She recommends we read Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America by John Avlon.

From the NPR article:

Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America is the result of Daily Beast columnist John Avlon becoming deeply entrenched in the Tea Party movement.

Brown says Wingnuts, which features both Keith Olbermann and Sarah Palin on the cover, is a term Avlon uses to refer to "the people who are tearing America apart with their partisan paranoia."

"One of the things that's really quite good about Avlon is that he has no time for wingnuts of any persuasion. This term 'wingnuts' is a battle cry to the sensible middle, if you like, to become as radically motivated as the people on the left and right," Brown says.