Leaving aside the substantive reason that led him to write the post, I see via Paul Krugman that Rick Perlstein has a new book called [book: The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan]. I’m a terrible human for never having written a review of Perlstein’s [book: Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America]; it’s one of the best books that I’ve read in the last few years. I’ve not read his [book: Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus], but all indications are that it’s as much of a masterpiece as [book: Nixonland].

So yes: more Perlstein in this world, please.