Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Update Your Feeds

John McWhorter has a new blog, hosted on The New Republic's web site. It has its own RSS feed.

(h/t: nikkibong)


Mr. Bispo said...

i have a hard time with mcwhorter. i typically enjoy loury with mcwhorter. and when i say typically, this is when i don't want to punch loury. but i really don't like reading mcwhorter. his lack of self awareness hinders any enjoyment i get from his insight. he just doesn't share enough of himself to warrant a lot of leeway he gets for odd conclusions. most noticeably on hip-hop.

bjkeefe said...

That's an interesting criticism. I can see it. Me, I don't mind that he has some academic remove when he writes, and it's not just because I know his warmth from -- I came across his writing a while before I ever saw him "in person," and I always liked it.

I don't, by any means, agree with everything he says, just to be clear, but that's a plus -- I'm always on the lookout for people who can challenge my thinking without being annoying.