Monday, May 28, 2007

Hitchens in the basement

Christopher Hitchens’s new book, God Is Not Great - How Religion Poisons Everything, has been much in the news, as it is the latest popular book espousing militant atheism. In fact, it tops the NYT nonfiction bestseller list. You can imagine my surprise when I was at the North Michigan Avenue Border’s bookstore today and did not see it on the shelf with their other discounted bestsellers. They did have it stocked in their atheist section downstairs, but not at a discount even though that is what they advertised on their web site.

Good business sense would place a number one seller in the place of highest traffic in the store. I wonder why they have chosen not to do this with the book. I hope it is not from fear of offending some religious sensibilities.

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