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Best American political writing 2009

Author: Royce Flippin
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selections include: Michael Lewis’s incisive take on the financial meltdown; George Packer on the ‘New Liberalism’; John Heileman’s report on the biggest challenges facing the Obama administration; Kevin Phillips on how we’ve changed the way we think about numbers when we analyze economic statistics; Robert Draper on McCain’s shape-shifting campaign; Joshua Green’s definitive rehash of where Hillary Clinton’s  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Royce Flippin
ISBN: 9781586487836 1586487833
OCLC Number: 301887689
Description: xxii, 328 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Voting for change. Battle plans: how Obama won / Ryan Lizza ; The making (and remaking and remaking) of McCain / Robert Draper --
The front-runner's fall / Joshua Green ; The insiders: How John McCain came to pick Sarah Palin / Jane Mayer ; The man who made Obama / Lisa Taddeo ; The spreadsheet psychic: how Nate Silver built a better crystal ball / Adam Sternbergh --
Economy in crisis: postcards from the edge. Capitalist fools / Joseph E. Stiglitz ; Obama's bailout / Paul Krugman ; No return to normal / James K. Galbraith ; The new liberalism: how the economic crisis can help Obama redefine the Democrats / George Packer --
The new new Presidency. The cool Presidency / Michelle Cottle ; Regarding Michelle Obama / Jennifer Senior ; President of everything / Brian Doherty ; Joe Biden, advisor in chief / John H. Richardson ; Ms. Kennedy regrets (she's unable to be in the Senate today) / Larissa MacFarquhar ; The man who ate the GOP / Michael Wolff ; Specter's epilogue / Terence Samuel --
Over there. Obama's foreign policy at 100 / Ilan Goldenberg ; Obama's war / Michael Hastings ; Right at the edge / Dexter Filkins ; Believe me, it's torture / Christopher Hitchens ; U.S. torture: voices from the black sites / Mark Danner.
Responsibility: edited by Royce Flippin ; with an introduction by Matt Taibbi.

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A compendium that draws on a wide variety of publications and political viewpoints to present the 2009 year's insightful and entertaining articles on the political scene.  Read more...

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