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The Resource Sound and fury : the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics :, Eric Alterman

Sound and fury : the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics :, Eric Alterman

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Sound and fury : the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics :
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Sound and fury
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the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics :
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Eric Alterman
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Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics
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eng
Summary
Sound and Fury opens with a historical overview of punditry, focusing on the greatest of all pundits, Walter Lippmann, avatar of punditry's Golden Age and as close to a philosopher as the popular media has ever produced. Tracing Lippmann's heirs, Alterman presents a series of portraits of the leading pundits of the Reagan/Bush years, a period when the profession came into its own - no more notably than in the person of the jaunty courtier George Will, and no more potently than around the bullyboy roundtables, the weekly pundit sitcoms, led by the likes of punditry's P. T. Barnum, former Watergate priest John McLaughlin. The book closes with an examination of the punditocracy at work in the Bush era, and how it successfully - and dangerously - defined the shape of the United States' response to Mikhail Gorbachev, the end of the Cold War, and that ne plus ultra of pundit adventurism, Operation Desert Storm. One of the most original and witty treatments of American politics in decades, Sound and Fury is a searching look at the diseased American body politic and its blithely hubristic talking heads
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TXI
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uncorrected proof
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Sound and fury : the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics :, Eric Alterman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-344)
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793359187
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22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 344 p.
Isbn
9780060168742
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings and notations by Molly Ivins. Bound in printed red wrappers.
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(OCoLC)793359187
Label
Sound and fury : the Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics :, Eric Alterman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-344)
Control code
793359187
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 344 p.
Isbn
9780060168742
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings and notations by Molly Ivins. Bound in printed red wrappers.
System control number
(OCoLC)793359187

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