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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As it happened, Hertzberg was in the same class, 1965, as Shawn's son Wallace, and so, too, were Jonathan Schell, Jacob Brackman, George W. S. Trow, and Daniel Chasan, all of whom eventually received similarly welcoming calls from Shawn ...
It was the best thing that ever happened to me.” THE MUSIC APPEALS to a broad range of people, but it is a definite part of the “hippie scene,” San Francisco's new bohemianism. Unlike the sullen Beats of the fifties, who sat around in ...
Order is kept by seven private policemen, six male and one female, whom Graham calls “swinging cops who know what's happening.” One of the joys of the Fillmore is to watch one of these policemen standing quietly in a corner, ...
San Francisco is a very special kind of city, and things happen here that could never happen anywhere else. If it doesn't, perhaps it will be because, in the words of one Los Angeles record company executive, “these San Francisco groups ...
Even the most intelligent people in New York are saying, 'Oh, nothing is happening in New York. It's boring. Let's all go to the West Coast.' That was the general tenor when we got here. We're sort of trying to change the wind to a more ...
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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