Professors, Politics and Pop
ISBN: 0860916723
EAN13: 9780860916727
Language: English
Pages: 380
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
It is frightening to think the Jon Wiener] teaches history at a university ... --Jacques Derrida Wiener takes the modern university as his beat, and covers it like a police reporter ... Wiener's mean streets are the think tank, the scholarly symposium, and the faculty lounge. And when he's had enough of this academic low life, he listens to Elvis, Springsteen and the Beatles. He even listens to Frank Sinatra.--John Leonard In this book, Jon Wiener demonstrates his great skill as guerrilla sharpshooter in the forty-year war that the National Security State has been conducting against the American people. These reports from the field--the resistance--illuminate Nixon and Watergate as never before, reveal in fascinating detail the turbulence within Academe, invoke pity if not awe for that unexpected victim of state, Frank Sinatra.--Gore Vidal Wiener is good at spotting, and blasting, paranoid fantasy and incompetence in high (and low) places and his range of targets is impressively wide ... his] surveys are lucid, trenchant and brief.-- Observer
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 'In this book, Jon Wiener demonstrates his great skill as guerrilla sharpshooter in the forty-year war that the National Security State has been conducting against the American people. These reports from the field--the resistance--illuminate Nixon and Watergate as never before, reveal in fascinating detail the turbulence with Academy, invoke pity if not awe for that unexpected victim of the state, Frank Sinatra.' --Gore Vidal