Okaaaay! Any chance to mention our favorite writer, Jane Austen — we’ll take it.
Sure the Iranians are calling for the death of Israel and every Jew on the face of the earth, the North Koreans are scary as heck, the PA and their seventeen “security services” are hoping to be the new Einsatzgruppen, and Olmert and Co. are about as dumb a ruling party as the Jewish state has ever had–but hey, what else is new?
We’ve always got Jane, and honestly, this book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature, sounds like a wonderful antidote to the childish, self-indulgent academic leftists who, for too long, have poisoned the groves of academia.
FP: What are some of your favorite works of English literature and what do they mean to you?
Kantor: Jane Austen’s novels are right up there. The conventional wisdom now is that Austen was a really very “subversive” author—that her books are full of secret rage against “the patriarchy.” Nothing could be further from the truth. As I argue (with lots of examples from Austen’s side-splittingly funny novels) in The Politically Incorrect Guide, Austen is an astute observer of human nature who was well aware that most men would be immensely improved if they were a little more patriarchal than they are. Austen’s novels may be the most fun books in the English language. And they’re also a boost to your moral intelligence. They really inspire you to aim for personal integrity.
“…English Professors are a threat to our civilization”
To read the entire interview at Front Page Magazine, please click here.
Hat Tip: Seraphic Friend, Jeremiah