Peter Gleick, I felt sometimes, was a guileless warmie. He exemplifies the multifaceted, contradictory things that human beings are – he is both father of Ursus bogus, and scourge of bottled water. Quite unlike Michael Mann, who seems to only exist unidimensionally in the pages of Congressional hearings and local newspapers.
Talking of news, this is an excerpt from Gleick’s review of the latest Mann book at Amazon.com. I think he has read the book this time though, its pretty accurate in its description.
Much of the contents of the book are old news …
That is a good call because, among other things, it is literally true – much of Mann’s book is made simply of old newspaper clippings. Why did I pick on Gleick? Well, that is apparently called the Serengeti strategy. That’s not a Tom Clancy novel, but a technique by which lions in Africa pick on the weakest animal in the zebra herd (dazzle, to be precise) and eat them up.
Anyway, if all this wild animal talk is making you dizzy, please do hang on – more coming shortly.