L.S. Klepp
July 28, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (And Found Inner Peace)

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
publisher
Delacorte
genre
Nonfiction, Politics and Current Events

We gave it a B+

EX-RED DIAPER BABY AND ’60s RADICAL MAKES RIGHT TURN! Not exactly headline news, Harry Stein’s parents were briefly Commies, and he ascended in New York journalism fueled by left-liberal beliefs until the 1980s, when he and his wife started having ideas that shocked themselves, not to mention their friends. But Stein isn’t as smug as others who have traced the familiar trajectory into neoconservatism. If the arguments in How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (And Found Inner Peace) are often warmed-over, the accompanying incidental facts, lists, modest satirical proposals, and anecdotes (including the first time he was called ”fascist” at a dinner party) are sharp and self-deprecatory. B+

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