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The Stone Truth: Left-Wingers Are Boring

Peter906 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:50 PM
Liberals tend to be much too sincere (and hence boring) -- though please, don't take them to task for obeying the tax laws unless you also take Romney et al. to task. But are conservatives interesting? Except for unintentional humor, has there been an interesting conservative since Bill Buckley -- he had style, panache, humour, wit -- but who now has that on the right?

When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring?

The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn't help). It's that it's boring.

Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book "The Untold History of the United States," except, again, it isn't. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan notes in a devastating review, Stone...