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Navasky, Victor S.

Works: 60 works in 162 publications in 5 languages and 8,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Moderator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, 323.490973
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Naming names by Victor S Navasky( Book )
34 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The subject is cold-war Hollywood, but Mr. Navasky goes far beyond that small town and brings the subject right up to the present
Kennedy justice by Victor S Navasky( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finalist for the National Book Award: A groundbreaking portrait of the intersection of law and politics in Robert F. Kennedy's Department of Justice. As United States Attorney General, the young, legally inexperienced Robert F. Kennedy sat at the head of a vast department tasked with enforcing the law and defending the rights of an entire nation. Although his family connection to the White House raised eyebrows, Robert Kennedy's tenure was marked by impassioned battles to root out corruption and protect individual civil liberties. From his fierce stand against organized crime to his tumultuous relationship with FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, RFK proved time and again that he was a champion of fairness. In this investigative account of the Kennedy years, acclaimed scholar Victor S. Navasky crafts an unmatched portrait of the complex interaction of power and principle in the halls of justice
The Experts speak : the definitive compendium of authoritative misinformation by Christopher Cerf( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Experts Speak systematically catalogues, footnotes, and sets straight these and a couple of thousand other examples of expert misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies. The experts have been wrong about everything under, including, and beyond the sun: time, space, the sexes, the races, the environment, economics, politics, crime, education, the media, history, and science. In this expanded and updated edition (now more error-filled than ever), we see just how much the experts don't know. But the book also goes deeper, presenting a through-the-looking-glass chronicle of human knowledge: the story of what was and is so, as seen through the story of what we wanted to and did believe."--Jacket
The art of controversy : political cartoons and their enduring power by Victor S Navasky( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A lavishly illustrated, witty, and learned look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse. As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor Navasky knows just how incendiary--and transformative--cartoons can be. Here Navasky guides readers through some of the greatest cartoons ever sketched--by George Grosz, David Levine, Herblock, Honore Daumier, Thomas Nast, Ralph Steadman, et al.--as he asks what makes cartoons so uniquely positioned to affect our minds and our hearts. Incorporating neuroscience, psychology, and a sweeping historical view of the cartoon's evolution, The Art of Controversy is a book for all lovers of satire, politics, and the vastly underappreciated and endlessly surprising art form of the political cartoon. "--
A matter of opinion by Victor S Navasky( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author reflects on his journalistic experiences and offers a spirited argument for independent journals of opinion as vital to the health of democracy
Law enforcement : the Federal role : report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration by Twentieth Century Fund( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of making magazines : on being an editor and other views from the industry by Victor S Navasky( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this entertaining anthology, editors, writers, art directors, and publishers from such magazines as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Elle, and Harper's draw on their varied, colorful experiences to explore a range of issues concerning their profession. Combining anecdotes with expert analysis, these leading industry insiders speak on writing and editing articles, developing great talent, effectively incorporating art and design, and the critical relationship between advertising dollars and content. They emphasize the importance of fact checking and copyediting; share insight into managing the interests (and potential conflicts) of various departments; explain how to parlay an entry-level position into a masthead title; and weigh the increasing influence of business interests on editorial decisions. In addition to providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the making of successful and influential magazines, these contributors address the future of magazines in a digital environment and the ongoing importance of magazine journalism. Full of intimate reflections and surprising revelations, The Art of Making Magazines is both a how-to and a how-to-be guide for editors, journalists, students, and anyone hoping for a rare peek between the lines of their favorite magazines. The chapters are based on talks delivered as part of the George Delacorte Lecture Series at the Columbia School of Journalism
Mission accomplished! Or how we won the war in Iraq : the experts speak by Christopher Cerf( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq is the definitive collection -- systematically categorized, indexed, and footnoted for your convenience -- of authoritative misinformation, disinformation, misunderstanding, miscalculation, egregious prognostication, boo-boos, and just plain lies, about the Iraq War. "Never before has such a large and diverse group of experts been so unanimously in favor of a particular national policy as they were in the case of the U.S. invasion of Iraq," note Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky, who, as co-founders of the Institute of Expertology, the nation's leading purveyor of expertise on expertise, were uniquely qualified to assemble this impressive collection. "In the face of such a consensus, we had no choice but to ask ourselves, 'Could the iron law of expertology -- the experts are never right -- be wrong''" At once an entertainment, a cautionary tale, a critique of mass media, a reference tool, and a postwar manifesto, Mission Accomplished! presents, as no book has before, the collective wisdom of all those who are presumed to know what they talking about on the subject of America's adventure in Iraq. As this hilarious, yet depressing, volume demonstrates, they don't. From MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." -- President George W. Bush, May 1, 2003 "[Insurgents] pose no strategic threat to the United States or to the Coalition Forces." -- L. Paul Bremer III, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, November 17, 2003 "Military action will not last more than a week." -- Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor, January 23, 2003 "I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah." -- President George W. Bush, at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, December 10, 2001
The best of the Nation : selections from the independent magazine of politics and culture ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles published in "The Nation" during the 1990s include contributions by E.L. Doctorow, Susan Faludi, Allen Ginsberg, Molly Ivins, Arthur Miller, Michael Moore, Salman Rushdie, and Calvin Trillin
John Edgar Hoover and the great American inquisitions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a critical overview of the career of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI for over forty years. Argues that Hoover used the FBI to further personal motives and engaged the organization in actions that were unconstitutional
I wish I hadn't said that : the experts speak - and get it wrong! ; the definitive compendium of authoritative misinformation by Christopher Cerf( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It did happen here : recollections of political repression in America by Bud Schultz( )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this moving book, two skilled oral historians collect the words of Americans who have been victims of political repression in their own country. Disturbing and provocative, It Did Happen Here is must-reading for everyone who cares about protecting the rights and liberties upon which this country has been built
Journalism after September 11 by Stuart Allan( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This exciting collection raises important questions regarding what journalism should look like after the events of September 11th. It will be necessary reading for those concerned with the integrity of journalistic practice
The Monocle peep show by Richard R Lingeman( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blacklist, who really lost? by Victor S Navasky( Recording )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author discusses the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s and its effects on the people involved and on the country
Hollywood D.C. a tale of two cities ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This compelling documentary explores the extraordinary relationship between the entertainment industry and the political community from its beginnings, with the birth of Hollywood. The film features exclusive interviews, archival footage and clips from feature films to tell the history of the intersection of America's most powerful and visible communities. Both Hollywood and Washington share the conviction that the right combination of words and images can win over hearts and minds. Former actor President Reagan was the embodiment of this concept. Historically, the connection began when MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer cultivated a close friendship with Herbert Hoover, befriending him in numerous ways. Mayer was the first guest to sleep in the Hoover White House. FDR understood the power Hollywood had over the public's perceptions and reached out to Hollywood to popularize his policies. Most succeeding presidents did also. Actors such as Robert Vaughn and Jane Fonda were trailblazers in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Likewise, Harry Belafonte worked ardently for civil rights, encouraged by Martin Luther King. Producer/director Sydney Pollack says "Politicians want the most popular singer or actress or personality ... to show up for them at a campus rally ... and to write a check for a lot of money. In return they want the candidate to pay attention to their political opinions and be invited to the White House."
Drawing McCarthy by Arline Oberman( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During a visit to her parents' house in Yonkers, New York, Pentagram's Emily Oberman made an unusual discovery: a cache of extraordinary pen-and-ink drawings made by her mother, the artist and illustrator Arline Simon, that depict the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954. Drawn directly from the hearings as they aired on live television, the portraits brilliantly capture the likenesses of the key players in the proceedings, as well as the immediacy and impact of a watershed event that captivated the nation. The full series of 33 drawings have been collected in the new Pentagram Papers 43: Drawing McCarthy, designed by Oberman and published in advance of the 60th anniversary of the hearings next spring. The book includes an introductory essay by Victor Navasky, former editor of The Nation, current chair of the Columbia Journalism Review and author of Naming Names, the definitive account of the Hollywood blacklist and the Red Scare in 1950s America. Oberman contributes an essay about her mother."--Publisher's description
I'd hate myself in the morning : a memoir by Ring Lardner( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Ring Lardner, providing information on his childhood, his famous parents, his apprenticeship with producer David O. Selznick, his work as a screenwriter, and other related topics
Paroles d'experts ou les perles des spécialistes by Christopher Cerf( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nation, 1865-1990 : selections from the independent magazine of politics and culture ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Navasky Victor
Navasky, Victor 1932-
ナヴァスキー, ヴィクター・S
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