Buried Alive

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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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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879957046
  • Publisher: Harper's Magazine Foundation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 279
  • Sales rank: 386,736
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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