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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Two decades later, I still don't know what to admire most about that passage—its swingy fearlessness, its sly patriotism, or the sheer syntactical gymnastics of its final flourish. The writing is so happy-making, it almost reconciles ...
Macdonald was thoroughly familiar with the book and its author, whom he regarded as a hero. Though the two men never met, they were close friends. Victor Serge (1890–1947), a refugee from both Communism and Nazism, ...
There is even a group called the Five Year Plan, which played its most recent (and perhaps only) gig at the annual picnic of the People's World, the West Coast Communist weekly. The San Francisco sound is a very hard-driving folk-rock ...
Its group vocalizings use folk-style harmony and have a lyricism generally lacking in the San Francisco sound. The Airplane was organized two years ago by its lead singer, Marty Balin, twenty-three, and the group's main asset is still ...
Yet, far more than either of its rivals, Weatherman has engaged the interest and attention of ... Its actions, beginning with the artful finessing of the S.D.S. national office out of the hands of P.L.-W.S.A., and continuing with the ...
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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