Anarchist Book Gets a Boost From Beck


“But even before the official pub date, The Coming Insurrection benefited from an ‘endorsement’ from Glenn Beck. As part of a seven-minute rant on Fox News in July, he said, ‘I am not calling for a ban on this book. It’s important that you read this book.’

“Since then, each time Beck has talked about the book, sales have spiked, according to MIT Press associate publicist Diane Denner. It’s latest jump came after Beck devoted an entire segment to The Coming Insurrection, which he called ‘quite possibly the most evil thing I’ve ever read.'”

Thanks to Bookninja, I was delighted to learn that Glenn Beck is inadvertently helping a recent book of anarchist polemic, The Coming Insurrection, published by the respectable leftist house Semiotext(e) vault up the bestseller list.

Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →