Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Jonathan Rauch Enters the Blogosphere ...

... well, sort of. The Brookings Institution's Jonathan Rauch -- who also writes for National Journal and The Atlantic Monthly -- has launched a web site that, for the moment, lacks a blog. Even so, it's still well worth a visit.

Rauch, the author of the recent Gay Marriage : Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America and of the earlier books Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought and Government's End: Why Washington Stopped Working, decided he needed a place on the web to post his earlier articles and contributions to key public-policy debates of the day.

As Jonathan explains:

No popups. No javascripts. No sponsors. No blog. Yet. And I'll be damned if I know what a trackback is. But here is a selection of my journalism, handily compiled, gradually accumulating, and free of charge (sorry, no donations accepted--but see Independent Gay Forum). Also, links if you want to buy a book or host a speech. With the help of TypePad, even the severely HTML-impaired, specifically me, can build a website, and this kludge is my own artful creation. Please browse and enjoy and see if you can figure out why I haven't received a MacArthur Prize. Yet.

He'll be blogging before he knows it.

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