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Politics : observations and arguments, 1966-2004

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
eBook, English, 2004
Penguin Press, New York, 2004
Electronic books
1 online resource (xxviii, 683 pages)
9780786553648, 9781101200926, 0786553642, 1101200928
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
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
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
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
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
Includes index
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010