November 19, 2004
TOM WOLFE SPOKE IN -- AND TO -- SAN FRANCISCO YESTERDAY: Ed Driscoll has a report:
The whole thing reminded me of the Star Trek episode where Captain Kirk explains to a marooned Zefram Cochrane that there's a whole, growing galaxy out there teaming with life that he can explore. Except that Wolfe was essentially telling an insular and emotionally walled-in left to go visit America for themselves.
Read the whole thing.
UPDATE: Several readers note that Wolfe continues to plug James Webb's new book. Yeah, I had noticed that. It seems to be selling quite well: it's at #133 on Amazon.