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Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age: The Fundamental Flaw

In A Secular Age, Charles Taylor offers an incredibly significant and erudite analysis of the nature and history of secularization in the modern west.  However, his book has one fundamental flaw.  That ridicuously annoying dust jacket!

To all publishers everywhere: Do not, repeat DO NOT make dust jackets which only cover half of the book.  You may think it looks cool.  It doesn’t.  It also makes books a pain in the ass to read.  Some of us like our books having dust jackets that actually keep dust off of the book.  Please respect that wish.

Maybe later I’ll actually write about Taylor’s book itself.  But, for now I think I’ve covered the most important lesson we should take from this whole debacle.  Books need full dust jackets.  End of story.


  1. freder1ck wrote:

    Maybe it’s not a jacket but a shrug


    Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11:06 am | Permalink
  2. Patrick wrote:

    Amen! Amen!

    I just took it off when reading it. Better dust than fooling around with half a jacket!

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

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