Spent the last week on the Island, with no innterTubes but with a bookstore. Recently saw Kurt Andersen flogging his latest book, "Fantasyland", which was on the shelf and the appointed companion to DB2 and stat text brought along. His interview had convinced me to do the book.

Boy howdy!! This has to be the scariest book I've read in some time. He chronicles the war on science and reason going back some years. I'm down with that part, naturally. Centuries, in fact. Some of the Amazon reviews/comments condemn the book (and Andersen) of being anti-Christian, more specifically anti-Protestant. But the facts are the facts. Except, naturally, when they're alternative facts.

If you want to know how Donald J. Quisling came to be, this history will show you.

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Comment by Arthur James on October 30, 2017 at 6:15am

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I was thinking You'd

like a scary book?

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On Being

Krista Tippett

did not like

but Dr. Alul Gaswaands

Loved the scary book.

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I like funny page comic.

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Comment by Tom Cordle on October 31, 2017 at 11:13am

Saw Anderson interviewed, but as too often the case trying to summarize a several hundred page book in a few minutes of chatter on the boob-tube is an fool's errand. As for the deleterious effects of religious dogma on the body politic, I've said it countless times, there is a direct connection, if not causation, between denial of evolution and denial of climate change, for instance. The connection/causation? The idea that belief trumps proof.

Comment by Robert Young on October 31, 2017 at 11:28am

not just a basket of deplorables, a basket of idiot deplorables.

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