Glenn Beck, Novelist?

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Mother Jones reports that Glenn Beck, to the dread/delight of snarky reviewers across the nation, will add another novel to his oeuvre, this one a dystopian sci-fi thriller called Agenda 21.

The title may sound like a fictional name for the totalitarian policy of some hellish futuristic regime, but it’s actually “a non-binding United Nations declaration to promote sustainable development and global harmony that was introduced two decades ago and never ratified by the US Senate.” Hm.

Beck follows in the footsteps of fellow conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, whose revenge-fantasy crime novel made everyone super uncomfortable.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →