Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"If you really want to hear about it..."

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is how the Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look and that kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

So begins Rob McDougall's brilliant tribute to both J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn, Holden's History of the United States. Hat tip: Ralph Luker.