What a cruel fate: knowing that George W. Bush is reading your book, and yet, will keep on being a dangerous zealot. Mark Kurlansky, author of Salt: a world history, is sharing the experience over at the Guardian. I love the edge of "and also, I'd like a pony"-desperation that creeps in at the end:
All of this furore over common salt seems a little silly today. I hope Bush, with his interest in history, will realise that, in time, the fights over oil will look equally foolish. Could this lead to his abandoning his Texas cronies, realising oil is not worth hundreds of thousands of lives in Iraq, and that government has the ability to foster research and develop existing technology to move the world away from oil?