Updated for this 1994 edition, Stimson Bullitt’s widely praised book on political life is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1959.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.07(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceI. The Profession1. Politics As a Calling2. Movies and Incentives3. Liabilities4. DilemmasII. Methods5. Communication Brokers6. Campaigns7. Candidates8. Some Personal ExperienceIII. Qualities9. Flavor10. Moderation11. Honesty12. An Arsenal of Civic AssetsIV. Puzzles and Issues13. Leadership Among the Leisured14. Boredom15. Ability Grouping16. ConditioningIndex
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What the rest have done, when placed alongside this book, seems on a plane with offerings of greeting card writers.
This brilliant and original book should become a small political classic.
This brilliant little book..[is] honest, epigrammatic, readable, stimulating, and wise..I know of no other work which tells us so much of the peculiar character of American politics in our day.
[The book] assays at several ounces of epigrammatic gold per paragraph..A classic like this should help, by its very existence, to raise the status of politics as a profession.
Mr. Bullitt is a liberal of the most admirable sort..a man who brings to the world he observes disenchantment, affection, skepticism, sympathy, toughness and wit..A splendid, civilized piece of workhuman and humane, funny, hopeful, exciting, and..ennobling, as any civilized work must be.