Thursday, February 20, 2014

Maybe Walter Block Should Have Bought an Ad in NYT....

for his great book, Defending the Undefendable, before agreeing to be interviewed by the rag.

I am currently reading The Diary of H.L. Mencken and came across this entry by Mencken:
I had dinner last night with Theodore Dreiser[...]

He told me that John Chamberalin, the literary reviewer of the New York Times, had told him lately that all of the reviewers in the Times had to be very careful in their notices of heavily advertised books. When such a book turned out to be bad they would  bear down on it only gently.

Not that Walter's book is bad, far from it, but when it comes between money and an attack, it appears that at NYT, at least at one time, was all about the Benjamins.

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