Tuesday , January 26 2021

Tag Archives: Politics and Affairs

Book Review: The Making of 9/11’s Perfect Soldiers

Some journalism doesn’t fit the inherent constraints of newspapers or magazines. Often, that is because the subject is too massive and requires longer periods of investigation than what these formats tend to demand in immediacy. Terry McDermott’s exploration of the 9/11 terrorists, Perfect Soldiers, is an example of this. McDermott, …

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Hunter S. Thompson: An Iconoclast for the Ages

If by the end his writing grew more frenetic and his screeds wilder who's to blame him given the current crop of slime that work in politics. Going from the hope of Bobby Kennedy to the cynicism of George W. Bush would be enough to warp anyone's brain.

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Speaking Freely: A Trial Lawyer on the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams earned his reputation as one of this country’s leading First Amendment lawyers in the trenches as a trial lawyer. That’s what makes his Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment a welcome addition to the history of First Amendment law. Abrams takes us inside his involvement with seven …

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What’s all the Fuss about the new Euro Constitution?

Many people have quite heated positions on the subject of the new European Constitution but to my way of thinking, it’s such a simple no-brainer that at times it’s hard to remember what all the fuss is about. The proposed reforms will strengthen my rights as a citizen of the …

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