Counter Tourist by R. V. Young

Counter Tourist

The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature
by Elizabeth Kantor
Regnery Publishing, 2006
(298 pages, $19.95, paperback)

reviewed by R. V. Young

A book with such a title, by the editor of the Conservative Book Club, in a format reminiscent of the popular “For Dummies” series, is likely to evoke certain misgivings: Will this book be nothing more than a shallow, shrill, sarcastic screed? Will it be yet another recounting of horror stories about the postmodern professoriate? It takes only a few pages to disabuse the reader of these misconceptions.

This Politically Incorrect Guide is, to be sure, polemical, and Elizabeth Kantor bags her politically correct quarry with . . .