Besides the fact that conservatives don’t revolt–it’s against the definition of conservative–there is something afoot on the Right. In an article in the National Review, Adam Bellow–son of novelist and Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow–argues that an unconscious and nefarious liberalism runs deep in American popular culture. Bellow contends that we are on the cusp of a backlash that will bring conservative literature to the forefront. He calls this imminent new change in reading habits a revolt. Where is the Fox News of novelists? he essentially asks. Bellow supplies some answers at his site Liberty Island, a literature home for readers tired of Leftist propaganda like One Hundred Years of Solitude. Here, isolated (is the island metaphor well thought out?), you can counteract Gabriel García Márquez’s whiny masterpiece with one of the “un-PC” suggestions, none of which will endanger your rugged individualism. There’s even a horror section.
In further preparation, Bellow packs supplies for the revolt at BuzzFeed, naming “21 writers you probably have never heard of — and won’t, if the powers that rule…commercial publishing have anything to say about it.” It’s him against the world of popular culture and he’s going to stand up to it. The liberal dominance of popular will fall, Bellow predicts, when conservatives start “making their own.”