My apologies to David Neiwert. He wrote in to correct the record. He does not speak of “dogmatic individualists” being “totalitarians.” I’ve been going at this hard for a couple days and must have been too bleary-eyed not to see that those are Ezra’s hilariously ignorant words which, it turns out, don’t even reflect the review he puts so much stock in.
Of course, Mr. Neiwart has other things to say about the book with which I strenuously disagree, but there’s no need to put words in his mouth, particularly when they’re Ezra’s. Indeed, perhaps with fresh eyes I won’t find it as bad as I did at first blush. Hopefully tomorrow I can find the time to deal with our substantive disagreements.