Debunking the Bull: For Seekers of Another Tack

Debunking the Bull: For Seekers of Another Tack

by Sarah Honig

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Overview

This is an anthology of Another Tack columns which originally saw light in recent years on the weekend pages of the Jerusalem Post, where they have been a regular weekly feature since 1999. These columns have gained an extraordinarily popular following, with many readers turning to Another Tack before perusing the rest of the paper. Their basic concept is to truly follow another tack and approach current events from novel directions and uncommon points of view. Thereby Another Tack often flies hard in the face of the prevailing bon ton and debunks conventional wisdom, the diktats of opinion-molders and trendy groupthink. This is primarily achieved by contextualization, by placing controversies and issues in their historical contexts and refreshing the readers' memories, encouraging them to consider what the tendentious media often prefers they sideline or forget outright. Another Tack’s readers are never spoon fed; they are challenged. The contextual backdrop may include historical references, cultural, political, and even meanderings into the realms of the arts, folklore, religion, showbiz, humor, philosophy, psychology and much more. All sorts of unexpected allusions and anecdotes may crop up in Another Tack. The final product is laced with wit and irony, kowtowing to no one but invariably expressing deep love for the Jewish people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789652296078
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sarah Honig is a veteran columnist and senior editorial writer. During her decades-long history at the Jerusalem Post, she had served for many years as its political correspondent, headed the Post's Tel Aviv bureau and wrote daily analyses of the political scene, along with in-depth features. Sarah was born in Israel and reared both in Israel and the United States. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art in New York City and at Tel Aviv University. Aside from Sarah's long-spanning career, she is also a mother and an artist. She is an avid collector of antique and vintage dolls and loves gardening with the friendly, albeit not-so-helpful accompaniment of her cat and dog.

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