ARGUABLY collects the finest work by "America's foremost rhetorical Pugilist" (The Village Voice) in one volume for the first time. Spanning four remarkable decades, this collection includes the author's masterful early writings on civil rights, Vietnam, and international incidents such as the Greek military junta, as well as his inflammatory -- and now infamous -- columns on the Clintons, the Catholic Church, Mother Theresa, radical Islam, and an array of meditations on contemporary politics and political figures. From his earliest articles for the New Statesman, where he worked alongside such writers as Martin Amis, Ian McEwan and numerous others, to pieces written after his emigration to the United States for the Nation, the Atlantic, Slate.com and Vanity Fair, these Selected Writings display his rare genius, indomitable wit and singular command of language. ARGUABLY is a definitive summation of one of the most dazzling and influential minds in American letters that should draw new readers as well as the author's decades-old fans who would for the first time have his most signature essays collected in one volume.
Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Reviews as one of the Ten Best Books of 2011.
Genre: Political Science, Literary Collections
Subgenre: Political Ideologies / Conservatism + Liberalism, Essays