Mamet’s political journey

“The Secret Knowledge has the feel of being written in haste, as if the writer is making connections on the fly, fuelled by his discovery of conservative writers like F. A. Hayek, Thomas Sowell, Paul Johnson and Melanie Phillips. It’s not surprising that a few errors creep in: in a chapter on his religious heritage and what he sees as the survival-bred Jewish impulse to control their fate by getting close to political power, he mistakenly identifies New Brunswick-born Presbyterian Lord Beaverbrook as Jewish. In doing so, he erroneously follows the lead of anti-Semitic conspiracy nuts whose fevered online explications have also conferred Chosen People status on newspaper tycoons like Rupert Murdoch and Conrad Black.”

Review by Rick McGinnis