Jane, you ignorant slut*

I guess Michiko Kakutani didn’t care for Susan Faludi’s recently released THE TERROR DREAM Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America. Here is the first sentence of her New York Times review:

This, sadly, is the sort of tendentious, self-important, sloppily reasoned book that gives feminism a bad name.

She continues later:

These efforts on Ms. Faludi’s part to use the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as an occasion to recycle arguments similar to those she made a decade and a half ago in her best-selling book “Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women” (1991) feel forced, unpersuasive and often utterly baffling.

She finally concludes:

Such errors of logic are typical of this ill-conceived and poorly executed book — a book that stands as one of the more nonsensical volumes yet published about the aftermath of 9/11.

So you didn’t like it?

 

*Reference in case you didn’t catch it

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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