At Fishwrap Michael Sean Winters launched a smarmy attack on Samuel Gregg of Acton Institute. It seems that MSW read at least a few pages of Gregg’s book this time and came up with some negative conclusions.
To say that Samuel Gregg’s new book “Tea Party Catholic” is a bad book is a bit like saying Liberace was flamboyant. The adjectives are apt, to be sure, but somehow inadequate. Regular readers will recall that I reviewed Gregg’s previous book, Becoming Europe,” which you can find by clicking here. That book, too, was more agitprop than scholarship, and the Acton Institute, where Gregg serves as Research Director, seems determined to be to capitalism what Pravda was to Marxism.
Everyone, please do me and Sam a favor or two?
First, read this.
Then, would you please consider buying a copy or two of Gregg’s books?
Even just to annoy the Fishwrappers. It’s worth it.
Samuel Gregg’s Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing which, remarkably, has very little to do with the Tea Party as such.
Also, take a look at the other book MSW mentioned: Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future.
Those of you in the UK can cut and paste the titles into the Amazon UK search box at the bottom of the page.
I’d like to be able to post an update tomorrow that we sold a few dozen books.
And don’t forget to refresh your Mystic Monk Coffee supply while ordering the new CD of music for Lent from the Benedictines in the Diocese of Kansas City who are such a great spiritual support to Bp. Finn, so hated by the Fishwrap.
BTW… MSW wrote:
N.B. I am in Kansas City today meeting with the rest of the NCR editorial family. So, the timing of posts is late, and I apologize. Also, unsure how many links I will get to put up today.
The Fishwrappers are circling the wagons. They have lost their solitary boast John Allen. They also lost their columnist now-ex-Jesuit John Dear. They closed their comment boxes.
In the meantime, I doubt we will be upset if he doesn’t post very much.