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Politics : observations and arguments, 1966-2004

Author: Hendrik Hertzberg
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.
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An analysis of American politics from Lyndon Johnson's administration to the present is arranged by such themes as campaigns, the media, and wars, in a volume that illuminates particular events in modern history.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hertzberg, Hendrik.
Politics.
New York : Penguin Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607354260
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Hertzberg
ISBN: 1594200181 9781594200182
OCLC Number: 54407435
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 683 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Enough About the Sixties --
The San Francisco Sound: New music, new subculture --
Weather Report: White Tornado: Lunacy on the Left --
Everywhere's Somewhere: John and Yoko come to New York --
Why the War Was Immoral: Looking back at Vietnam and anti-Vietnam --
You Had to Be There: What Woodstock was "like" --
Big Men --
A Moral Ideologue: The character of Jimmy Carter --
The Child Monarch: Ronald Reagan's surprising presidency --
Scaling Mt. Kennedy: R.F.K.'s journey from fixer to martyrdom --
Speechifyin' --
In Praise of Judson Welliver: Judson who? --
Wascally Woss: Perot's favorite fuzzy animal --
Speeding Ticket: Cicero goes Geraldo --
Two Speeches: J.F.K.'s Inaugural and Clinton's --
Big Talk: It's about addressing the mainstream --
Star-Spangled Banter: Can we please have a better national anthem? --
Talking Points: Behind the lines with Peggy Noonan --
The Word from W.: A shockingly good Inaugural Address --
Grinding Axis: The rhetorical uses of evil --
Judeo-Christians --
Antidisestablishmentarianism: A Jaycee protests --
Vatican't: Instructions from Rome and Alabama --
Secular Sermon: The stakes in the Rushdie affair --
Two Little Words: One nation under God (stet) --
Dividends: Bush's preferential option for the rich --
A Campaign --
Sluicegate '88: The journalistic stoning of Gary Hart --
Sporting News: Tarred by the Miami Herald's brush --
G.O.P. Follies: The Republicans debate --
Tuesday Night Patball: Republicans and Democrats, starring Tom Brokaw --
Monster from the Id: Politics as psychotherapy, from Gary Hart --
First Returns: Good morning, Iowa --
Dole's Charm: His masks of comedy and tragedy --
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Politician: Pat Robertson's Oedipus complex --
The Tortoise: Dukakis's slow, sure bid for the nomination --
Ivy Scoreboard: Which is more elitist, Harvard or Yale? --
Dynasties Old and New: Scenes from the Democratic Convention --
Front Man: The moral decline of the American ruling class --
Roboflop: Make that 999 points of light and one dim bulb --
And What if ...? Debate three: the remix --
Aroma of Bull: Following the Bush campaign caravan --
Recriminations '88: Hell, I Dunno: Parceling out blame --
Foreigners --
Poland's Revolution: The Proletariat--remember them? --
Le Changement: L'anticommunisme des Socialistes --
Death of a Patriot: Olof Palme, American --
Casualties of War: Oops, Russia got out of Afghanistan --
Democracia: The fall of the Berlin Wall as seen from Central America --
Civics, Nicaragua-Style: The Sandinistas blow it --
Non-Party Lines: Scenes from the Soviet twilight --
Team Player: "Observing" an election --
Gremlins and Goblins: The end of the Soviet Union --
The Kosovo Precinct: Police work in the Balkans --
A Tale of Two Cubas: Havana and Miami fight over Elian --
Wingers --
McGovernist Conspiracies: The threat of ideological fluoridation --
Neoconfab: Debating whether Soviet power will still triumph --
Sweet and Sour: Wild and crazy Republicans in convention assembled --
Marxism: The Sequel: The dialectics of Newt Gingrich --
Cookie Monster: The Speaker as author --
Bad News for Bigots: The good news from Bob Jones University --
Sheer Helms: He preferred his racism straight up --
Can You Forgive Him?: A right-wing conspirator comes clean --
Rush in Rehab: Megadoses for megadittos --
The Wayward Media --
Headline: The guy who wrote Ford to City: Drop Dead --
The Big Tune-Out: Whaddya mean, "no story"? --
Entertainment for Men: Which'll it be, Playboy or Penthouse? --
Cross Talk: An irritating anchorhabit --
Press Pass: Clinton awes the hacks --
Topless Tabloids of Gotham: Latest on Post-News slayfest! --
George Without Tears: What was John Kennedy's magazine all about? --
What's Up, Doc?: Dr. or Mr.? --
L'Affaire Blair: Fabulousness at the New York Times --
Radio Daze: Same thing on every station --
Wedge Issues --
Big Boobs: The good parts of the Meese porn report --
Burning Question: Whom does capital punishment punish? --
Federal Death: Gallows to gurney --
Wounds of Race: The bitter truths behind affirmative action --
Flagellation: Flag burning? Can't be done --
Gore's Greatest Bong Hits: The dopey drug war --
Labor's China Syndrome: The problem is, unions are illegal --
Cops and Wallets: Have faith in Bruce, please, Officers --
Unnatural Law: Taking sodomy private --
Northern Light: O Canada --
High Crimes --
Dean's First Day: The Senate Watergate hearings get under way --
Tower Play: Capitol Hill prissiness claims a Republican sinner --
What a Whopper: Clarence Thomas's lies about lying --
Tales of the Tapes: Nixon had the right idea --
What It's About: Evidently not the opposite of sex --
Ghosts in the Machine --
Let's Get Representative: How to make Congress democratic --
Twelve Is Enough: A simple cure for chronic incumbency --
Boom Vox: The screeching, deafening voice of "the people" --
Idea Woman: The actual, and excellent, thoughts of Lani Guinier --
Filibuster I: Catch-XXII: The Senate rule that killed health care ... --
Filibuster II: Filibusted: ... and how and why it should be killed, too --
The Case for Proportional Representation: Why voting is almost never a political act in the U.S. --
Letter from New Hampshire: This Must Be the Place: Somebody has to decide who'll be president, right? --
The Lesson of Red Ken: The real novelty of London's mayoral election --
Best Picture: Why good movies get nominated and bad ones get Oscars --
Framed Up: What the Constitution gets wrong --
Yuppies and Other Leftovers --
The Education of Mr. Smith: The morality of pragmatism --
All the Fine Young Kennedys: Caroline and John, among others --
Moby-Rick: In quest of Leviathan --
The Short Happy Life of the American Yuppie: The rise and fall of a cultural archetype --
Book Him: Bill Clinton and other presidential memoirists --
2000 + 9/11 --
Five Percenter: Why it was right to keep Nader out of the debates --
Both Sides Now: Clinton versus Clinton --
They've Got Personality: What are the candidates "about"? --
College High Jinks: What if the loser wins? --
All Perfectly Legal: Bush becomes president-appoint --
Eppur Si Muove: Gore and Galileo --
Advice and Consent: The case for obstructionism --
Generous George: Bush disguises an agenda of greed --
Defense Mechanisms: The obsession with missile defense --
Tuesday, and After: The reality of horror and the metaphor of war --
Stimulation: Squandering 9/11's only gift --
Differences: A success that's too conventional for comfort --
Recounted Out: An election result no longer in doubt --
Mine Shaft: Lessons of the Quecreek Nine --
Manifesto: A dismal, ignoble vision of "national security" --
2000 and Two: The unmet challenge of that undemocratic election --
Too Much Information: Information awareness that's, like, total --
Blixkrieg: The unilateral rush to war in Iraq --
Attack Anxiety: How did it come to this? --
Collateral Damage: Things hidden in the fog of war --
Building Nations: What's sauce for Iraq ... --
Unsteady State: Earth to Bush: Bush to Mars.
Responsibility: Hendrik Hertzberg.
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An analysis of American politics from Lyndon Johnson's administration to the present is arranged by such themes as campaigns, the media, and wars, in a volume that illuminates particular events in modern history.

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