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The Reagan sideshow

The Invisible Bridge, Rick Perlstein, Simon and Schuster

Rick Perlstein has just released the third volume in his amazing series of political histories of modern conservatism in America. 472 more words

Review: The Invisible Bridge, by Rick Perlstein (2014)

Musical Accompaniment: “Underdogs” by Liz, feat. RiFF RAFF

Rick Perlstein’s fantastic Invisible Bridge picks up where his equally excellent Nixonland left off: as the skullduggery and intrigue surrounding Watergate begins to bubble up through the surface of the American imagination, leaving terror in its wake. 1,103 more words

Books

A book and some thoughts

I have read a really stunning book recently,  The Invisible Bridge  .

Regular readers will know that I have a longstanding interest in the Holocaust and this wonderful book looks at the lives of two families of Hungarian Jews and the effects of the War (that is WW2) upon them. 294 more words

Book Review

Thomas Frank on Ronald Reagan’s secret tragedy: How ’70s and ’80s cynicism poisoned Democrats and America

The audacity … of two bluestockings to record their conversation on a train, post its 6,500-word transcript, and expect people to read it. The thing is, it actually works when you have two of the country’s best chroniclers of political culture—cynic-in-chief Thomas Frank and historian Rick Perlstein—prattling on with an expertise and vigor rarely seen in mass media these days. 503 more words

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