The next Ayn Rand? 5/3
I review a work of didactic fiction
George Leef has written a work of fiction that, unfortunately, seems realistic. My review is here.
Author Leef portrays progressive journalists as deliberately twisting the truth to promote progressive causes while progressive politicians deliberately commit fraud to win elections. His fictional progressives even admit to doing so.
Like Ayn Rand, Leef depicts political culture in black-and-white terms. Progressives are smug, ambitious, power-seeking, and blind to the adverse consequences of their policies. The conservatives and libertarians are good souls who are grounded in reality. As the novel unfolds, Van Arsdale comes to see the world through their eyes.
This review makes it sound like porn for self-righteous conservatives, rather than a work focused on actual ideas like Rand's novels were.
Just what we need. More material to help "conservatives" misunderstand liberals. :)