There's a bit of a left-right spat over book covers playing out in the blogosphere right now. Conservative Jonah Goldberg suggests
at National Review that the cover of liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas's new American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right
strongly resembles his own Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
cover from a few years ago. See for yourself on Amazon (links provided).
RedState's Caleb Howe
agrees--so strongly, in fact, that he quickly slaps together a
parody: the "top 5 discarded Kos book covers you never saw," in which he takes this war of demonized smiley-face covers to its natural conclusion.
One cover shows
Goldberg's book with "liberal" crossed out and "conservative" written
in, another shows Goldberg's book with a line through it and the title
reading "Nuh-Uh: Our Polling Says YOU'RE WRONG JONAH!" while a third
features the title "Screw Them! Dealing with Republicans and the Right
in America" and lists, in place of "Founder of Daily Kos" under
Moulitsas's name, simply "I Feel Nothing for Them," with a helpful
illustration. Finally, to top it off, Howe offers a colorful
counter-rip-off to Moulitsas's book:
Make sure to click through
to see the entire set!
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