“Unless The Economist wants to suggest that there were overlooked cases of deserved slavery, it seems pretty intuitive that the black people are mostly going to be victims in a book about slavery. It also seems like the white people are inevitably not going to come off terribly well, either, in a book about slavery. Sure, there were plenty of white people who had nothing to do with slavery, but they may not feature heavily in a book about slavery.”—The Daily Intelligencer on the book review published in The Economist that argues that a book about slavery is too biased against white people.
“The thing that works so well about the ending of ‘MASH’ is that implicit in the very first episode is the idea of what the ending should be. The seeds are planted in that very first episode—here’s a show about a bunch of people thrown together and they will make the best of a bad situation, but they all desperately want to go home.”—Vince Gilligan on his favorite series television ending.