That literary giant, Glenn Beck, has a new book out: It Is About Islam.
And it spent the last week on the New York Times best seller list.
Chew on that for a few seconds.
From the reviews I’ve read, the title should be “I’m a raging Islamaphobe.”
Have I read the book? No. Nor do I intend to. I’ve been there and done that. When I ran for Congress, my opponent, John Shadegg, was promoting two books, Knowing the Enemy and America Alone. I read them both, cover to cover. Both where anti-Muslim screeds.
The first, Knowing the Enemy, did with the Koran what one can do with any holy book: extract the craziest passages, out of time, to malign all those who follow the faith.
The second, America Alone, was built on the concept that European Muslims were a monolithic force, consciously out-breeding the rest of the population in order to takeover Europe, then the world. At one point, the author attempted to explain away Serbian atrocities against Bosnians on the basis that the Bosnians were breeding too fast.
I’m guessing from the description that Beck’s book is closer to Knowing the Enemy.
But who cares.
The takeaway here is that the most popular non-fiction book in America was written by Glenn Beck.
Greatest country in the world?
Land of racist morons? Perhaps. Before saying no, check out the Republican front-runner.