I just want to point out that Micky Dolenz’s reading list also includes E.O. Wilson’s On Human Nature, a book so deeply, iredeemably politically incorrect that I quoted at length from it in We Are Doomed (p. 145).Ha ha! E.O. Wilson is a good egg because people think he's racist. Similarly if I were to punch Derbyshire over and over again in the face until his nose slides around to his ear Derbyshire would become more and more angelic, but ONLY if I was yelling "RACIST!" as I did so.
I also told everyone’s favorite Wilson story. It bears re-telling:
Wilson featured in one of the more colorful incidents in the nature-nurture war. At an American Association for the Advancement of Science symposium in 1978, he had a pitcher of ice water dumped on his head by Culturists chanting, “Racist Wilson you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!”
Wilson is, in short, a good egg, and I congratulate the former Monkee for his intelligent perspicacity.
The real outrage?
The Monkees’ music, though, was low-grade pap.Thus far all comments but one concern The Monkees except for this one:
Mr. Munster your name is fun to say out loud. Also you do not get it.