Please Don't Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries

Please Don't Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries

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By (author) Michael Kinsley

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 30mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393066541
  • ISBN 13: 9780393066548
  • Sales rank: 1,637,906

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This selection of Michael Kinsley's trenchant editorial writing in Slate (and elsewhere) since 1995 covers the end of the Clinton era (Monica, impeachment, etc.) and two terms of George W. Bush (9/11, the War on Terror, Iraq, etc.).During this time Kinsley left Washington for Seattle and founded Slate, was opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times, underwent brain surgery for Parkinson's disease, and had other adventures that are reflected here. Although mostly about politics, there are articles and essays about other things, such as the future of newspapers, the existence of God, and why power women love Law and Order.This is the work of a writer at the top of his form. Kinsley's wit is a weapon that any talk-show host or elected blowhard should envy and fear, and the reader will cherish his sense of humor, which enlivens even the toughest subject matter.

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Michael Kinsley is a columnist for Time and a past editor of The New Republic, Harper's, and Slate. His writing has also appeared in The Economist, The New Yorker, and many other publications. He lives in Seattle, Washington.