Books, movies, current events

True Grit, the book, is a good read.  The Western genre has its devotees, almost entirely men of a certain age who buy half a dozen at a time, trade with their friends, and every now and then buy a new stack to read and trade.  But other readers will enjoy True Grit for its interesting characters and story.

President Reagan’s centenary has inspired books by each of his sons and interest in some of the older biographies.  Reagan’s reputation seems to have grown and he is currently being heralded as the father of the modern conservative movement. Could be.  Conservatism in the form of religious fundamentalism is a world-wide phenomenon at present which makes all this sort of complicated.  Someone is probably writing a book about it right now.