Post by Brian Roebuck on Nov 7, 2008 6:50:24 GMT -5
Extra, Extra! Lunar Man-Bats By SETH LIPSKY
The Sun and the Moon By Matthew Goodman Basic Books, 350 pages, $26
When Ira Stoll and I were preparing to re-launch The New York Sun in 2001, the Atlantic Monthly sent around a reporter to find out, among other things, why we had picked the name. I immediately started rattling on about how the Sun, in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, had stood for limited and honest government, equality under the law, constitutionalism, and other features of high-minded conservatism. I was just getting warmed up when the reporter, David Carr, caught me off-guard by inquiring about the New York Sun's notorious moon hoax.