Please Don't Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries

Please Don t Remain Calm Provocations and Commentaries This selection of Michael Kinsley s trenchant editorial writing in Slate and elsewhere since covers the end of the Clinton era Monica impeachment etc and two terms of George W Bush the Wa

  • Title: Please Don't Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries
  • Author: Michael E. Kinsley
  • ISBN: 9780393066548
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, etcDuring this time Kinsley left Washington for Seattle and founded Slate, was opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times, underwent brain surgery foThis 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, etcDuring 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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    1. I've known of Michael Kinsley for a long time. When I was a kid, we used to watch Crossfire on CNN, which at that time featured Kinsley and Patrick Buchanan as well as such teen-pleasing reparté as "Pat, you think a capital gains tax cut would cure leprosy." I began to be familiar with his outlook long before it occurred to me to seek out his work myself.Please Don't Remain Calm is a collection of his columns, mostly from Slate but also from the Washington Post and elsewhere, from the late '90s [...]

    2. this is a collection of essays/columns from a brilliant political journalist who also happens to suffer from Parkinson's Disease. almost every piece is one that had me nodding my head in agreement. he says what i would think, if i could think that articulately. my only criticism and it is very minor, is that the book contains columns from 2000-2007, so i found some of them to be outdated.

    3. Definitely was a fun book to read. The first half, in my opinion, was more enjoyable. He had a ton of satirical humor and clever articles about a variety of topic. The second half seemed to just focus on Bush and took a more serious tone. Still would recommend reading it.

    4. I adore Michael Kinsley and his collection of columns "Big Babies" that came out in 1995 made a huge impact on me. I didn't realize he had another collection available. Must Read!!

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