Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Billmon notes the remarkable concentration of left, liberal, and otherwise anti-conservative books on Amazon's nonfiction bestseller list.

As I write this, Al Franken is #1, Joe Conason is #2, the forthcoming Bushwhacked by Molly Ivins and Lou DuBose is #4, Jim Hightower is #6, Fast Food Nation is #7, Robert Baer's Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude is #8, Barbara Ehrenreich is #9, Michael Moore is #10, Greg Palast is #11, one of Noam Chomsky's 672,396 books (so far) is #12, Barry Glassner's The Culture of Fear (an inspiration for Bowling for Columbine) is #20, Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States is #21, Rampton and Stauber's Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq is #22, and Eric Alterman is #23.

The righties have, er, Coulter, at #5.

"What more do I need to say? Conservative books sell. I can’t help it if liberal books don’t sell."

--Newt Gingrich, 1995

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