Political commentator and former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, reviews Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One by Zev Chafets in today’s Washington Post. Since the book is a longer form of a profile already published in The New York Times Magazine, Frum wonders what if anything new can be discovered in the book and discovers,

…some disconnects between Limbaugh’s private life and public presence…some distinctly grandiose tastes in this self-imagined tribune of Middle America…Limbaugh has skillfully conjured for his listeners a world in which they are disdained and despised by mysterious elites — a world in which Limbaugh’s $4,000 bottles of wine do not exclude him from the life of the common man.

Summing up, Frum says,

It might seem ominous for an intellectual movement to be led by a man who does not think creatively, who does not respect the other side of the argument and who frequently says things that are not intended as truth. But neither Limbaugh nor Chafets is troubled.

The book is currently at #276 on Amazon.

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One
Zev Chafets
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Sentinel/Penguin – (2010-05-25)
ISBN / EAN: 1595230637 / 9781595230638

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