"The most profane, hilarious, and insightful book I've read in quite a while." â€” BEN SHAPIRO
"Kevin Williamson's gonzo merger of polemic, autobiography, and batsh*t craziness is totally brilliant." â€” JOHN PODHORETZ, Commentary
"Ideological minorities â€“ including the smallest minority, the individual â€“ can get trampled by the unity stampede (as my friend Kevin Williamson masterfully elucidates in his new book, The Smallest Minority)." â€” JONAH GOLDBERG
â€śThe Smallest Minority is the perfect antidote to our heedless age of populist politics. It is a book unafraid to tell the people that theyâ€™re awful.â€ť â€” NATIONAL REVIEW
"Williamson is blistering and irreverent, stepping without doubt on more than a few toesâ€”but, then again, thatâ€™s kind of the point." â€” THE NEW CRITERION
"Stylish, unrestrained, and straight from the mind of a pissed-off genius." â€” THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
Kevin Williamson is "shocking and brutal" (RUTH MARCUS, Washington Post), "a total jack**s" (WILL SALETAN, Slate), and "totally reprehensible" (PAUL KRUGMAN, New York Times).
Reader beware: Kevin D. Williamsonâ€”the lively, literary firebrand from National Review who was too hot for The Atlantic to handleâ€”comes to bury democracy, not to praise it. With electrifying honesty and spirit, Williamson takes a flamethrower to mob politics, the â€śbeast with many headsâ€ť that haunts social media and what currently passes for real life. Itâ€™s destroying our capacity for individualism and dragging us down â€śthe Road to Smurfdom, the place where the deracinated demos of the Twitter age finds itself feeling small and blue.â€ť
The Smallest Minority is by no means a memoir, though Williamson does reflect on that â€śtawdry little episodeâ€ť with The Atlantic in which he became all-too-intimately acquainted with mob outrage and the forces of tribalism.
Rather, this book is a dizzying tour through a world youâ€™ll be horrified to recognize as your own. With biting appraisals of social media (â€śan economy of Willy Lomans,â€ť political hustlers (â€śthat certain kind of man or womanâ€¦who will kiss the collective ass of the mobâ€ť), journalists (â€śa contemptible union of neediness and arroganceâ€ť) and identity politics (â€śidentity is more accessible than policy, which requires effortâ€ť), The Smallest Minority is a defiant, funny, and terrifyingly insightful book about what we human beings have done to ourselves.