June 17, 2008

Robert Ingersoll!

Wow, this is a fun, short, breezy read. It's completely brilliant and, unfortunately still quite timely. Robert Ingersoll was a massively popular speaker for his day. Mark Twain and Thomas Edison were big fans of his. He's slipped into obscurity because he didn't write much and his collected speeches are voluminous. This short--130-some pages!--collection is just the ticket for a good overview of some compelling arguments. What a great American!