The Pentagon’s New Map
The idea has received a lot of applause from the virtual audience, though not without some grumbling. One example that mixes both reactions:
I am delighted with your idea to present Mr. Barnett’s new book as a kind of radio-book club conversation. It’s *brilliant*.As a talk radio listener, I find the major problem with book plugs is that even if it’s a great interview, I am never available to purchase the book right then; by the time I am, I’ve heard 3 other great book plugs, and not only can I not spend my whole paycheck at Amazon, but I’ve lost the detailed interest in just one book–they all seem interesting, but the details slip away before I find one so captivating that it gets to the top of the list.Moreover, when I do read the book, I’m annoyed that the author is no longer available in a Q&A format. Having us read before, just as you do, and then ask questions sounds fantastic and intriguing. I’m looking forward to participating in this book club. I hope that with later chapters you will support a vox bloguli to help gather questions and ideas, and facilitate more discussion.My only complaint is that you haven’t given us enough warning to buy the book at Amazon in time for chapter one.