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 an inerrant aim and carves . . .

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R. V. Young R. V. Young is Professor of English Emeritus at North Carolina State University, and the editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review. His most recent book is a bilingual edition of Justus Lipsius' Concerning Constancy (De Constantia libri duo). He and his wife are parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Dunedin, Florida. They have five grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

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