Doug is also a voracious reader. As of late, he has been writing a flurry of book reviews on Amazon.com and I thought that his reviews would be a welcome addition to the Rule of Reason. One thing I sorely miss with the Ayn Rand Institute's absorption of the Second Renaissance Bookstore is SRB's reviews of non-Objectivist books that would nevertheless be of interest to Objectivist readers. There are many authors with valuable identifications to make and I look forward to Doug bringing the virtues (and the vices) of these writers to our attention.
In addition to his writing here, Doug says that there is plenty of opportunity for constructive and effective intellectual activism on Amazon.com. He writes:
In addition to writing book reviews from an Objectivist perspective, intellectual activism on Amazon.com also includes properly rating certain reviews as well as leaving constructive comments on threads pertaining to highly read books. If you truly find my reviews helpful, please rate them as helpful. If my reviews receive good ratings, then they get higher visibility. I plan to earn a presence as a "top" book reviewer on Amazon.com.And with that, welcome aboard, Doug!
All of my reviews on Amazon.com can be found here.
PS: And if you are interested in writing for the Rule of Reason, please feel free to drop us a line at info~at~capitalismcenter.org.