Thursday, April 19, 2007

Let's all send him a copy of "The Wealth of Nations"

The Star
Every two weeks, for as long as Stephen Harper is prime minister of Canada, Martel intends to mail him a book. On his website will be posted a copy of his letter of commendation for the volume. He is also inviting (though probably not expecting) the PM's response.
The first offering, mailed Monday, was Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych, which Martel describes as a masterpiece with the merit of brevity.
Among other things, he said, the great Russian conveys clearly and concisely the, ahem, pitfalls of "our vain and callous ways
Before Martel starts implying that PMSH is an intellectual lightweight, can he claim Reach for the Top and other smarty pants credentials?

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