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4. The Submission by Amy Waldman     ★ ★ ★
Thought provoking, and, probably, timely, but I came back to my first impression from a chapter in the Atlantic, lacking in both plot and characters.






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lbertarian
Jan. 16th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
from the review sounds like standard opportunistic PCBS
elinka
Jan. 16th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
Yes and no. She did try not to be PC at all times. Also, in light of the "Ground Zero Mosque" situation I expected more layers to the story, but it didn't happen. Maybe she should take lessons from he husband.
lbertarian
Jan. 16th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
That a former NYT bureau chief would write a book on 9/11 that would diverge from the Party line is about as likely as Putin joining a Shinto monastery
elinka
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Actually, what would be the Party line in this case? She argued both sides of the issue, imho, and the ending was what I was hoping for, the Muslim architect withdrew his design, which would be wishful thinking regarding the Cordoba House situation.

Edited at 2012-01-23 05:50 pm (UTC)
lbertarian
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
The Party Line is spelled out quite unambiguously on the NYT editorial page: The Mosque - er, Cordoba House - should be there as a symbol of love and reconciliation and anybody who is against is a racist. It does not sound as if the author deviated from it.
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