Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004
Penguin, 28 de juny 2005 - 720 pàgines
Cause for jubilation: One of America’s wisest and most necessary voices has distilled what he knows about politics, broadly speaking, into one magnificent volume.
Here at last are Henrik Hertzberg’s most significant, hilarious, and devastating dispatches from the American scene he has chronicled for four decades with an uncanny blend of moral seriousness, high spirits, and perfect rhetorical pitch. Politics is at once the story of American life from LBJ to GWB and a testament to the power of the written word in the right hands. In those hands, politics encompasses everyone from Jerry Garcia to Rush Limbaugh, every place from New Hampshire to Nicaragua, and everything from Playboy vs. Penthouse to Bush vs. Gore.
Hendrik Hertzberg breaks down American politics into its component parts—campaigns, debates, rhetoric, the media, wars (cultural, countercultural, and real), high crimes and misdemeanors, the right, and more. Each section begins with a new piece of writing framing the subject at hand and contains the choicest, most illuminating pieces from his body of work. Politics is a tour of the defining moments of American life from the mid-’60s till the mid-’00s, a ride though recent American history with one of the most insightful and engaging guides imaginable, a writer who consistently makes us see more clearly and feel more deeply.
“Politics is invaluable for all sorts of reasons—chief among them being decades of elegant writing in the service of surgical intelligence.”—Toni Morrison
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THE PENGUIN PRESS a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 375 Hudson Street New York, New York 10014 Copyright © Hendrik Hertzberg, 2004 Preface copyright © David Remnick, 2004 All rights reserved Selections first published in The New ...
His father, Sidney Hertzberg, a son of immigrant garment workers, was a teenage street-corner speaker for the Bronx Socialist Party who grew up to be an itinerant activist-journalist and a member of New York's small and beleaguered but ...
The catalogue of the New York Public Library lists around thirty books entitled Politics, some with subtitles and some without, plus a couple of dozen translations of Aristotle. The “Politics” I was thinking of when I lifted the title ...
The dates given at the end of each piece are magazine cover dates, which can be anywhere from ten days to a couple of months after the piece was written. New York, February 2004 1. ENOUGH ABOUT THE SIXTIES Like the 1930s, ...
Bill Graham is a thirty-five-year-old Jewish war orphan who fled from Berlin to Chateau Dechaumont, France, to Marseilles to Toulouse to Madrid to Lisbon to Casablanca to Dakar and finally to New York, where he and ten of the sixty-four ...
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A well-organized collection of Hertzberg's writings from 1966 onward. His writing remains cogent, witty, and ascerbic, even if the current events he discusses are years in the past. Llegeix la ressenya completa
Politics: observations & arguments, 1966-2004Revisió d'Usuari - Not Available - Book Verdict
The more than 100 articles collected here are fairly representative of Hertzberg's work over the last 40 years. A writer for The New Yorker , Newsweek , and The New Republic (where he was twice editor ... Llegeix la ressenya completa