Changing Herds

May 21 2011 @ 2:01pm

Andrew Ferguson keeps tabs on playwright David Mamet's conversion to conservatism and his new book of essays The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture:

The conversion is complete: This is not a book by the same man who told Charlie Rose he didn’t want to impose his political views on anybody. At some moments—as when he blithely announces that the earth is cooling not warming, QED—you wonder whether maybe he isn’t in danger of exchanging one herd for another. He told me he doesn’t read political blogs or magazines. “I drive around and listen to the talk show guys,” he said. “Beck, Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved.”