Lee Siegel argues in his new book that American society is not as serious as it used be. But he spends more time provoking readers with cheap potshots than offering a clear narrative.
America’s going crazy over Anthony Weiner as though we’d just discovered that men are horny so-and-so’s who can’t keep their zippers up. Doesn’t anyone remember King David and Bathsheba? And why isn’t anybody yelling about Senator David Vitter?