Monday, February 07, 2011

Overhyped: The Longest War By Peter L. Bergen

Luke Ford writes:

I had high expectations for this new book. It has received glowing reviews. Many people say that Peter L. Bergen is the premiere expert on Al Qaeda and terrorism.

So I pick the book up Friday and start reading and I am blown away by the stupid statements of partisan political opinion scattered throughout.

As E. B. White put it, a single overstatement has the power to destroy for the reader the object of the writer’s enthusiasm.

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