The Jonathan Schell Reader
On the United States at War, the Long Crisis of the American Republic, and the Fate of the Earth First Trade Paper ed
By (author) Jonathan Schell
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Jonathan Schell Reader by Jonathan Schell
Book DescriptionAt times of global crisis, Jonathan Schell's writings have always presented nuanced and influential alternatives to conventional thinking. The moral clarity of his reportage first entered the public consciousness with his dispatches for The New Yorker on Vietnam. These seminal articles became The Village of Ben Suc (1967), a searing account that predicted the failure of Pentagon politics. Over the subsequent decades, Schell's varied and consistently prescient articles have articulated the now commonly held notion that image has replaced substance in politics; provided (in Fate of the Earth) an apocalyptic vision of nuclear war that revitalized the disarmament movement; and more recently, charted the rise of "the other superpower"--the international peace movement that transcends country, class, and religion. As America finds itself at a crucial juncture both domestically and internationally, The Jonathan Schell Reader is vital reading for those who wish to better understand the history they have come from and the direction they should be heading toward. This book provides a landmark collection that spans the career of one of the leading thinkers and authors of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560254072
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Schell
Seventh Decade, Paperback (September 2008)
Lays the fearful shape that nuclear danger has unexpectedly assumed in the 21st century. This title addresses the fundamental questions: How and why has nuclear danger revived? Where are we heading? What can be done? And, he argues that half measures will no longer suffice, nor will piece meal solutions that address isolated aspects of the crisis.
Just Response, Paperback (February 2002)
Provocative essays from the progressive left address the causes and consequences of September 11, 2001. Selected from "The Nation" and other sources, these articles counter the bombast and jingoism of some media coverage while providing informed analysis, provocative commentary and reasoned debate.
Real War, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Jonathan Schell
Legendary reporting for the New Yorker on the war in Vietnam--the war that, for many Americans, will never go away.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Schell
Jonathan Schell was born in 1943 in New York City, where he still lives. Among his previous books is the best-selling The Fate of the Earth. His writing on Vietnam has been included in the Library of America's recent two-volume Reporting Vietnam.
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