Hendrik Hertzberg has written for the New Yorker, off and on, for a total of thirty years — from 1969 to 1976 as a “Talk of the Town” reporter and from 1992 on as an editor and staff writer. Earlier, he was a San Francisco correspondent for Newsweek and a junior officer in the US Navy. Between New Yorker stints he was President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter and editor of the New Republic. A four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Hertzberg is the author of Politics: Observations & Arguments (2004), a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and of ¡Obámanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era (2009).
The cliche says that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg remembers the decade’s most explosive year very well indeed. By Rick Hertzberg in the Guardian.
Panelists talked about Donald Trump’s presidency and how it compares to previous administrations, including Richard Nixon’s. By Rick Hertzberg on C-SPAN.
Ranked-choice voting opens up elections to a broader, more diverse range of candidates and ideas. By Rick Hertzberg in the Guardian.
Politics: Observations & Arguments
An analysis of American politics from the presidency of Johnson to the present is arranged in such themes as campaigns, the media, and wars, in a volume that draws on the author’s work as a winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence to illuminate particular events in modern history.
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