Buried Alive

Buried Alive

by Walter Karp, Lewis Lapham
     
 

Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty. Karp's writing is characterized by a fierce love of democracy and incisive commentary on government. These essays scrutinize American political and social issues with force, eloquence, and independent thinking.See more details below

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Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty. Karp's writing is characterized by a fierce love of democracy and incisive commentary on government. These essays scrutinize American political and social issues with force, eloquence, and independent thinking.

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Library Journal
Permeating this collection of provocative and inspiring essays is a closely reasoned, impassioned defense of the American ``republic''--and at the same time a multi-faceted attack on the corrupting influences of the American ``nation.'' Karp, a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine who died in 1989, ranges far and wide in driving home his twin messages . Karp deeply resents our idolatry of Woodrow Wilson and Bobby Kennedy and exposes their undemocratic politics; he excoriates American education today for abandoning the goal of creating ``an informed citizenry'' and for substituting the goals of ``industrial training'' and ``tribal identity''; he criticizes the news media for being government's best publicists; and he effectively argues that our TV soap operas are not an unhealthy sign of American individualism. Open-minded readers of Karp's vibrant prose will be rethinking our country's past history, present politics, and uncertain future for some time to come. For larger political collections.-- Jack Forman, Mesa Coll. Lib., San Diego

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879957046
Publisher:
Harper's Magazine Foundation
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
279
Sales rank:
897,813
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.83(d)

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