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A Colossal Wreck: American Diaries, from the Time of Clinton to Obama (Counterpunch)

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In these stunning new diaries, political journalist Alexander Cockburn paints the vast and tragic-comic canvas of America's descent to what Percy Shelley in his poem "Ozymandias" invoked as "that colossal wreck" of empire. This is history both public and private, personal and often very funny. "Alexander Cockburn has always been exceptional," wrote the late Anthony Howard. "He possesses a genuinely enquiring mind combined with a real love of words." For the hundreds of thousands of fans who have come to Cockburn's work though The Nation and CounterPunch this chronicle will be a marvelous treasure. For those who have not yet discovered him, this is a marvelous portal.

Cockburn's two previous journal collections chronicling the eighties and early nineties are now regarded as classics. Of Corruptions of Empire, David Rieff wrote in The Times Literary Supplement, "probably the most gifted polemicist writing in English today." The Golden Age is in Us took us from the sunset of the Reagan era to early Clinton time. The New York Times hailed it as the work of "a Warrior Freethinker, armed with courage and gifted prose to cut down the hypocrisies of tyrants." The Times Literary Supplement called it "a patchwork Paradise Lost." The Village Voice hailed it as "a literary gem."

Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist whose work appears regularly in The Nation, New York Free Press, and Los Angeles Times, among others. He co-edits the online news journal CounterPunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout.

Synopsis:

The Nation's controversial political columnist reflects on American empire and what it means for the future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849350914
Subtitle:
American Diaries, from the Time of Clinton to Obama
Publisher:
AK Press
Author:
Cockburn, Alexander
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Counterpunch
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
510
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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