Marginal Footnotes


The Great Populizer
May 28, 2006, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Books, Gore Marginalia, Media, Politics, Uncategorized

A (shockingly) good review of the book version of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth by Michiko Kakutani: 'lucid, harrowing and bluntly effective'.

Gore is no Rachel Carson but he 'writes, rather, as a popularizer of other people's research and ideas. But in this multimedia day of shorter attention spans and high-profile authors, "An Inconvenient Truth" (the book and the movie) could play a similar role in galvanizing public opinion about a real and present danger.

Check it out.

–mpd

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