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Twitter, Tolstoy, and the RNC.

Friday, December 12, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My new column is the third and final in a sequence on new media and the GOP.

Today I will interview Ken Blackwell, the sixth and last of the candidates for the RNC chairmanship I have interviewed. The transcript of that conversation is here. Previous interviews with Saul Anuzis, Katon Dawson, Mike Duncan, Chip Saltsman, and Michael Steele are also all online.

When the RNC votes in a few weeks, it had better select a chair committed to “overcommunication” with the public, and via every technology and platform available. Check throughout the weekend for a conversation on who ought best to lead the RNC from among these six leading candidates. This is an experiment on my part to see if a weekend forum on twitter can be made to work on one subject. Use the hash tag #hhrs to see what I and others are saying about the race. Perhaps one or more of the would be chairmen will participate.

When not participating in that debate, I will be spending most of the weekend beginning delayed Christmas preparations, including shopping. To assist in any gift-giving you must be about, I leave you with two suggestions for the Christmas stocking near you. First, David Allen White on Tolstoy and Melville. Even in the age of Twitter, the great books stay that way.

Learning to Love the Great Books-Conversation 1-War and Peace and Moby Dick

Second, The War Against the West, because it isn’t going to go away no matter how many people chant “hope and change.”

The War Against the West

There’s more stuff at the Hugh Store. See you at the RNC Chair debate on twitter.

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