I have listened to Mr. Medved for sometime and although I don't always agree with his views, I had always thought Mr. Medved a principled man who acts on a strong series of ethics. Reading this revealed that not only are his ethics inconsistent, but the inner arguments used to make his many points are extremely selective. It does not seem as if he has come to his conclusions through a series of experiences (ancedotal incidents or not) and his real reflection on them.
Medved makes the mistake of setting up his oligarchical position and then selectively pulling experiences from his past to try and justify this position. The moths have laid havok to the fabric of Medveds arguments, and I must reluctantly admit that through these holes I have seen the Emporer's new clothes.
Kesey at his most lucid and most entertaining. This novel is read flawlessly by Tom Parker who lends such remarkable credibility to Kesey's characters that this classic novel is now even more powerful than ever. Please dear Tom, do read Sometimes a Great Notion!
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