What-If Questions — The Hep New Way to Avoid Real Ideas About Literature

This Saturday, literary experts will congregate upon Salinas to discuss one of the important questions of our time: Would Steinbeck vote for Kerry or Bush?

What next? Herman Melville — did he like Ike or was he madly for Adlai? Thoreau – liability under the Patriot Act? Would Mark Twain approve of the Diebold voting machines?