I haven’t read Max Blumenthal‘s new book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, just yet — but I had a good laugh when I just got these “early reviews” from The New Yorker‘s Hendrik Hertzberg and Ann Coulter — yes, that Ann.
“With scarcely more than a pith helmet, a notebook, and a tattered copy of Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm’s great study of authoritarian psychology, the dauntless Max Blumenthal set forth years ago to explore the dank forests of American Christianism. Now he has returned to civilization, bringing back a fine collection of shrunken heads and a riveting account of a religio-political subculture that’s even weirder than you thought it was. Republican Gomorrah is an irresistible combination of anthropology and psychopathology that exerts the queasy fascination of (let’s face it) something very like pornography.”
– Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker
From Ms. Coulter:
“A good-looking fella.”
– Ann Coulter
Coulter’s and Hertsberg’s enthusiastic endorsement is more than enough to get me to read what Max has put together.
I’ll never forget Max Blumenthal’s very helpful photo sent to me in the midst of the John Bolton battle — or his research into “Sarah Palin and the Witch-Fighting Pentecostalist.”
Thanks for the great work, Max.
— Steve Clemons