Late Night Rambling

This isn’t a book review, but it’s going to sound a lot like one at first. So bear with me.

I read Virginia Postrel‘s latest book, The Substance of Style last week, and had one of those wonderful Ah-Hah! moments in the middle of the last chapter. If you aren’t familiar with the book, go out and buy it immediately. If you aren’t familiar with Virginia’s work, then buy it even sooner. I’m not kidding.

Virginia (yes, Santa Claus, there really is a Virginia) was editor of Reason magazine during its best decade. You could always tell when she wrote a piece