Jonathan Martin, Political Correspondent for The New York Times, has offered fact-checking and observations for anyone reading Michael Wolff’s Trump book, Fire and Fury (see link below). On Friday, I tried to buy a hardcover copy from an indie bookseller in my neighborhood and learned every copy in the store was either sold or on reserve. I fell back on Kindle’s electronic edition, and hoped to find time to read it during the weekend. No such luck. I’ll still read the book, but will do so carefully. Jonathan Martin’s review provides guidance on why critical thinking is more important than absorbing claims … Continue reading Jonathan Martin on Michael Wolff’s Book
Update: A few minutes ago, I received a reply on Twitter from Virginia Heffernan, whose opinion piece is available through a link at the end of this post. I may have oversimplified her comments on Fire and Fury, and in fairness here’s a screenshot of her reply: Yesterday, I posted a recommendation that we read Michael Wolff’s new book about Donald Trump, Fire and Fury. I made the recommendation because Trump’s lawyers had tried to intimidate the author, not because of great confidence in the book, which I admittedly haven’t read. Okay, Michael Wolff is a confirmed asshole. Still, people … Continue reading On Second Thought, Michael Wolff’s Book May Not be Worth Reading After All
There may be some flaws with Michael Wolff’s new account of the Trump presidency, Fire and Fury. However, his book — to be released Friday, four days earlier than expected — has been the subject of threats made by Donald Trump’s attorneys. Not every book that is challenged by lawyers is worth reading, and I can’t guarantee that this book will enlighten everyone (I don’t receive review copies). However, our president (sic) has declared war on the country, and we should offer loyalty to anyone who suffers retaliation when challenging Donald J. Trump. For that reason alone, let’s make this book … Continue reading Do Not Steal This Book. But do Consider Reading it.