Best American Political Writing 2008

Best American Political Writing 2008

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by Royce Flippin
     
 

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The Best American Political Writing 2008 draws from a variety of publications and political viewpoints to present the year’s most insightful, entertaining, and thought-provoking pieces on the current political scene. This year’s edition will include full coverage of the presidential candidates and conventions, and will offer incisive reporting on

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The Best American Political Writing 2008 draws from a variety of publications and political viewpoints to present the year’s most insightful, entertaining, and thought-provoking pieces on the current political scene. This year’s edition will include full coverage of the presidential candidates and conventions, and will offer incisive reporting on America’s most pressing political concerns—from the threat of a looming economic recession, to the continued struggles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Selections will include Jane Mayer’s investigation of the various highly coercive interrogation techniques routinely employed by the CIA and the Pentagon, Jonathan Chait’s report on how radical economic extremists have hijacked national policy, Andrew Sullivan’s article on “Why Barack Obama Matters,” George Packer’s analysis of the contrasting appeals of Obama and Hillary Clinton, Parag Khanna on America’s struggle to retain its status as the world’s great superpower, and John Judis’s essay on how politicians wield power by tapping into our deepest anxieties, from such publications as The New Yorker, The New Republic, the Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Vanity Fair.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586486433
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Royce Flippin is the series editor of The Best American Political Writing. A former senior editor at American Health magazine, he has written for various publications, including the New York Times, Men’s Journal, Self, and Parents magazine. This is his seventh year as the editor of the series.

Todd Purdum is national editor of Vanity Fair.

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Best American Political Writing 2008 (Large Print 16pt) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you follow politics, then you'll love this book. The key point is not really the information given, but the analysis. Yes, very good analysis of the politicians you love (or maybe not). But mostly how much you are going to laugh. Some of these articles are very funny, but take note that they are "funny" only because of some of the absurd ongoings in american politics. I highly recommend the Arlond Schwarzenegger article (it's so funny!).
It is a GREAT read. Buy it!

P.S. If you follow politics you might find some articles that you have already seen if magazines such as Esquire, Vanity Fair or The New Yorker.