Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Plutocrats at Play

See www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/4973 for photos of last year's big PEN soiree.

The person I don't get is Francine Prose, who's the house ideologue for the current literary regime; a Suslov character, with about as much commitment as Suslov to open debate.

You'd think that the establishment's "best and brightest" would be willing to prove their cred; to demonstrate against actual competition the strength of their ideas-- whenever challenged they can only hide. A handful of bought-and-paid-for bootlickers come onto my blogs under phony names, but nobody will openly challenge my facts, my arguments, and my ideas. Why is that, do you think?

1 comment:

King said...

Keep in mind that we just lived through the biggest wealth transfer in American history-- over a trillion dollars given to the nation's largest banks and financial institutions. It is, in essence, the transfer of yet more wealth to New York-- which was the richest city in America as it was.
The party you see depicted in the photos on the link is representative of that city and the insularity of its thinking.