Majnun Ben-David

What We Can Learn: "Notable" Books

'Tis the season for year-end lists. Splashy features on web and print joyously proclaim tidings of books notable and best-of. Listen carefully, though, and along with the carols of acclaim you'll hear the rattle of chains. The Ghost of Rankings Past appears, dragging his burdensome links, bemoaning his fate. For he (and yes, it most definitely is a "he") is eternally consigned to debtor's prison, impoverished by the idea that works of art can be picked like stocks. Click here to see the full post...