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A moment of wild surmise

By Michael J. Smith on Monday May 26, 2008 07:45 PM

I know a few young people, and so I dabble occasionally in Facebook. Why are people so willing to tell strangers so much about themselves? I don't get it. Anyway, on a quick visit today I was electrified to see a little ad flash by somewhere on the page. The text read:
David Sirota to Speak on Uprising at Riverside Church
An uprising! I thought. About time. But... at Riverside Church? And why would anybody want to hear what David Sirota had to say about the subject? (Or any other subject, for that matter.)

The ad was gone before I could follow the link. But a bit of Google-ing turned up the disappointing explanation:

NYC Event: Bestselling Author to Discuss The Rise of Populism Across the Country

... bestselling author and nationally syndicated columnist David Sirota will appear at public events in New York City to discuss his newest book, THE UPRISING: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street & Washington(Crown Publishers, May 2008).

Shoulda known it was way too good to be true.

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