This Wall Street Journal Book review (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120700566688178565.html?mod=googlenews_wsj) is so severely flawed and biased that I wonder if it is an April Fool’s joke. It reviews Fatal Misconception, by Matthew Connelly. The book is an attack on the population control movement, and chronicles its rise and fall.
While I think everyone agree that the focus on population growth rates over individual reproductive choices was tragically misguided, the WSJ review takes everything in Fatal Misconception at face value. It does not even consider that there may be other ways of viewing the events in question, and treats the book as an unbioased history narrative and not an expression of a one point of view.
I have no problem with passionate books attacking important subjects, but I do have a problem with lazy, lazy journalism in the Wall Street Journal.