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Navasky, Victor S.

Works: 63 works in 188 publications in 3 languages and 8,896 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Autobiographies  Anecdotes  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biographical films  Historical films  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Moderator, Interviewee
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Naming names by Victor S Navasky( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The moral issues that continue to haunt the Hollywood blacklist generation have never been fully explored. This book is the first serious attempt to capture the painful history of not only the blacklist's victims, but also the men and women who 'named names, ' who cooperated with the 'degradation ceremonies' of congressional committees investigating Hollywood during the 1950s. Some of these people were influential and well known--Sterling Hayden, Lee J. Cobb, Elia Kazan, Budd Schulberg, Larry Parks; others, less famous, were caught equally in the vise of the times. Victor S. Navasky has unabashedly asked them--and their children, lawyers, therapists, and agents--why did they do what they did? His brilliant book about their answers is an extraordinary moral detective story. The subject is cold-war Hollywood, but Mr. Navasky goes far beyond that small town and brings the subject right up to the present. For the issues posed during this peculiar episode in American history continue to reverberate through many central aspects of American life and culture. What happens to a society when the state pressures its citizens to betray their fellows? Mr. Navasky's dramatic essay in the sociology of indignation--combining oral history, interviews, and research, from gossip columns to the literature of social psychology--traces the consequences of what he calls the state's adoption of the Informer Principle, according to which the informer became, for a brief and inglorious time, America's cultural hero and prophet."--Jacket
Kennedy justice by Victor S Navasky( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,609 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 JusticeAs 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 r
The Experts speak : the definitive compendium of authoritative misinformation by Christopher Cerf( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 900 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 )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 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."--
Law enforcement : the Federal role : report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration by Twentieth Century Fund( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of making magazines : on being an editor and other views from the industry by Victor S Navasky( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 357 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the folks at the Institute of Expertology comes this definitive, footnoted, hilarious, but depressing compilation of experts who were in error about the Iraq war."--Back cover
The best of the Nation : selections from the independent magazine of politics and culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 264 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
Tell the truth and run : George Seldes and the American press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and work of George Seldes, America's most important press critic. The film includes archival footage and photographs, and provides a fresh perspective on 20th century history, while raising profound questions about America's news media
Hot type : 150 years of The Nation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. Centered through editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, as well as an impressive array of passionate writers, the film is a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, it captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events
John Edgar Hoover and the great American inquisitions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 121 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
Journalism after September 11 by Stuart Allan( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Journalism After September 11' examines how the traumatic attacks of that day continue to transform the nature of journalism, particularly in the USA and Britain
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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Monocle peep show by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of opinion by Victor S Navasky( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 20 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
Drawing McCarthy by Arline Oberman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 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
The blacklist, who really lost? by Victor S Navasky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s and its effects on the people involved and on the country
It did happen here : recollections of political repression in America by Bud Schultz( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 12 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
Hollywood, D.C. : a tale of two cities( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 9 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."
I'd hate myself in the morning : a memoir by Ring Lardner( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring Lardner, Jr.'s memoir is a pilgrimage through the American century. The son of an immensely popular and influential American writer, Lardner grew up swaddled in material and cultural privilege. After a memorable visit to Moscow in 1934, he worked as a reporter in New York before leaving for Hollywood where he served a bizarre apprenticeship with David O. Selznick, and won, at the age of 28, an Academy Award for the classic film, Woman of the Year, the first on-screen pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. In "irresistibly readable" pages (New Yorker), peopled by a cast including Carole Lombard, Louis B. Mayer, Dalton Trumbo, Marlene Dietrich, Otto Preminger, Darryl F. Zanuck, Bertolt Brecht, Bert Lahr, Robert Altman, and Muhammad Ali, Lardner recalls the strange existence of a contract screenwriter in the vanished age of the studio system--an existence made stranger by membership in the Hollywood branch of the American Communist Party. Lardner retraces the path that led him to a memorable confrontation with the House Un-American Activities Committee and thence to Federal prison and life on the Hollywood blacklist. One of the lucky few who were able to resume their careers, Lardner won his second Oscar for the screenplay to M.A.S.H. in 1970
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Navasky, Victor 1932-

Victor Navasky Amerikaans journalist

Victor Navasky journaliste américain

Victor Navasky Professor an der Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Victor Saul Navasky periodista estadounidense

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Kennedy justiceThe Experts speak : the definitive compendium of authoritative misinformationMission accomplished! Or how we won the war in Iraq : the experts speakThe best of the Nation : selections from the independent magazine of politics and cultureJournalism after September 11I wish I hadn't said that : the experts speak - and get it wrong! ; the definitive compendium of authoritative misinformationA matter of opinionIt did happen here : recollections of political repression in AmericaI'd hate myself in the morning : a memoir