Roger L. Simon

Soderberg's Strange Concoction

Writing political books is difficult these days. Events move so swiftly your work can seem irrelevant before it even gets to the copy-editing phase. [Aren’t you writing a political book?-ed. No, it’s a memoir with political overtones. Get that straight. You’re the editor — or one of them!] But the new work by Nancy Soderberg — The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse American Might — might take the cake for “dead on arrival.” Talk about the ghost of Jacques Derrida… this book seems almost an unconscious effort to drive people away from the Democratic Party.

Bret Stephens has a deconstuction in the WSJ (alas behind the usual firewall). Jonah Goldberg has an excerpt from the review here.