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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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 ...
Not for the last time, the Liberal Party lost. At Harvard, Hertzberg was managing editor of the student daily, the Crimson. Late one morning while he was sleeping off an all-nighter at the paper, he got a telephone call.
(One is reminded of Liberia, where the governing party is called the True Whig Party and the opposition party is called the Independent True Whig Party.) Yet, far more than either of its rivals, Weatherman has engaged the interest and ...
... to bring hostile parties that extra little distance that sometimes makes the difference between war and not-war. ... anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant, anti-everything KnowNothing Party—but his badness as president is not made worse by ...
The liberal wing of the Democratic Party formed its usual circular firing squad, splitting its vote among several candidates and leaving Carter with a narrow plurality within the party. Carter alone understood the peculiar timing and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - selfnoise - LibraryThing
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