Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
His new book, Authentically Black, is available at Cody's now and has landed him on today's Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED 88.5FM in San Francisco, 10-11am). McWhorter also makes it into Slate's yea-or-nay-on-war roundup, where political pundits and culture makers talk about the reasons for and against invading Iraq. As usual with McWhorter, even when I don't agree with him, his points and style aren't obnoxious.