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 The contextual backdrop may include historical references, cultural, political, and even meanderings into the realms of the arts, folklore, religion, showbiz, humor, philosophy, psychology and much more.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.
|Publisher:||Gefen Publishing House|
|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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With the mass media and most politicians of this oil-dependent world having sold their rear ends to the recycled petrodollar cash cow long ago, it is the rare journalist who isn't eviscerating Israel out of corruption and/or ideological bigotry. Sarah Honig is one of those rare journalists. Her column in the Jerusalem Post cuts through the decades-old legacy of lying about the Arab-Israeli conflict and allows anyone on the planet who has not been mentally calcified by media distortions a look at the conflict for what it really is. This book is an extension of that ongoing effort to set the record straight about Jews and Israel in modern times.