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It's hard to nominate a more astute, informed, savvy and authoritative commentator on American domestic politics than Hertzberg, who writes with real bite.Published on December 6, 2013 by Stephen J. Whitfield
Hendrik Hertzberg, speechwriter of President Carter and editor for The New Republic and the New Yorker, has collected the best of his essays in this book. Read morePublished on May 23, 2006 by M. A. Krul
Others have drawn attention to Hertzberg's civil tone. We have all become accustomed to discourse via amplified insult; measured voices such as Hertzberg's are refreshing indeed. Read morePublished on August 14, 2005 by _porterhouse
One of the finest nonfiction titles I've ever read. I can't recall having derived so much enjoyment from a book since Brave New World. Read morePublished on May 2, 2005 by K. Ivaturi
Unlike Christopher Hitchens whose prose screams "Look at me, look at me," Hertzberg is a more modest stylist: the words he uses are meant to carry his ideas and to explain them... Read morePublished on February 1, 2005 by English Teacher
I bought this after the NYT Book section gave it a very favorable review...I was unfamiliar with Hertzbergs work, but after reading it, the NYTs unqualified endorsement made more... Read morePublished on January 8, 2005 by K. Horn
I ventured into this book knowing full well that Hertzberg is what we Conservatives call a bleeding-heart Liberal. Read morePublished on November 16, 2004 by Tom Bruce
I read many of these essays when they first appeared in New Republic. Re-reading them now along with the more recent material, I am surprised at how consistently wrong Mr. Read morePublished on September 12, 2004 by Back to Basics
If there is a God--in the sense of a benevolent, omniscient consciousness, which comprehends both the nature of the universe and human nature--then Hendrik Hertzberg is God. Read morePublished on August 27, 2004 by William H. Clipman Th