Always a Critic

Always a Critic

We all know that a book can change the shape of history. Think "The Communist Manifesto" and "Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis," not to mention the Bible and the Koran. But a book review? How much influence could a book review possibly have? Judging from the political consequences of Norman Mailer’s review of Norman Podhoretz’s 1967 memoir, "Making It," a lot.

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