The Best American Political Writing 2008

The Best American Political Writing 2008

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This book features top commentators on the American political scene reporting on the biggest stories of the year.This anthology - the seventh in a highly regarded series - draws on a wide variety of publications and political viewpoints to present the year's most insightful and entertaining articles on the current political scene, including coverage of the 2008 elections, America's continuing struggles in Iraq and Afghanistan, and profiles of the presidential candidates.The selections include Jane Mayer's investigation of the various highly coercive interrogation techniques routinely employed by the CIA and the Pentagon, Jonathan Chait's report on how radical economic extremists have seized political power and hijacked national policy, Andrew Sullivan's article on "Why Barack Obama matters," and Todd Purdum on the late-second-term blues of the White House. The writings come from such publications as "The New Yorker", "The New Republic", the "Atlantic Monthly", and "Vanity Fair".show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 1586486438
  • 9781586486433
  • 2,430,319

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"Buffalo News," October 19"We are lucky to be able to turn to the latest in the annual 'Best Political Writing' series. 2008 has been an astonishing political year and the collection, reflecting that, is an especially strong one."show more

About Royce Flippin

Royce Flippin is the series editor of The Best American Political Writing. A former senior editor at American Health magazine, he has written for various publications, including the New York Times, Men's Journal, Self, and Parents magazine. This is his seventh year as the editor of the more

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