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Monday, October 30, 2006

Anthony Bourdain: Libertarian

My piece on Anthony Bourdain is up here at Doublethink. Here's a sample:
Before delving into Bourdain's comments, I should note my predilection for turning people into libertarians.

Or, rather, my tendency to lend maximum weight to the libertarian qualities of people I admire.

This penchant to turn those I like into one of my own is hardly unique. It's best likened to the way millions of gay men, during the late 1980s, decided that they'd like nothing better than for Tom Cruise to be one of them. At some point a forward-thinking gay man decided to just declare Cruise gay and welcome him to the club. And, several wives and the bronzed contents of Suri's diaper notwithstanding, Tom Cruise went from being a gay icon to actually gay just like that.
Audio from my interview with him should be up at the Doublethink website next week. The magazine will be out in print form next month. It's not too late to subscribe to Doublethink, you know.