We had a fabulous discussion with Glenn Greenwald yesterday at the FDL Book Salon and his book is up to #137 in sales on Amazon but I have to say that that falls into the category of Just Not Good Enough.
The response to his new book, A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, on the part of institutional book review organs has been complete silence. Glenn’s presence in the blog world and the progressive movement, not to mention the work he does in Salon, is invaluable. No bloviating pundit wants to be deconstructed by Glenn Greenwald and right wing pants pissers think of him as a boogeyman on the level of Osama Bin Forgotten. But if we want our own voices to be promoted, to resonate and continue to have influence, we’ve got to step up and support them.
If you haven’t bought Glenn’s book please do so. If you’ve got a blog, no matter how small, please put up a link. It actually takes a ridiculously small number of books (relative to total sales) to push a book to #1 on Amazon and that plays a big part in his ability to get on the NYT best seller list and gain wider notice and recognition for the tremendous amount of work he did to put this book together.
Glenn shows up every day for us. Let’s show up for Glenn.
You can buy the book here.