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The best American political writing 2006

A compendium of top political writings from the past year includes contributions by such figures as Evan Thomas, Elizabeth Drew, James Wilson, Michael Tomasky, Seymour Hersh, and Fancis Fukuyama
Print Book, English, 2006
Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 2006
xvi, 411 pages ; 23 cm
9781560259121, 1560259124
Part one: Politics in the Bush era. The White House under siege
How Bush blew it / Evan Thomas
High noon in Crawford / Evgenia Peretz
Political science: The Bush administration's war on the laboratory / Michael Specter
The worst president in history? / Sean Wilentz
Part two: State of the Union. Selling Washington / Elizabeth Drew
The great American pork barrel / Ken Silverstein
How divided are we? / James Q. Wilson
Border war / John B. Judis
Part three: (Not) politics as usual. None dare call it stolen: Ohio, the election, and America's Servile Press / Mark Crispin Miller
A new black power / Walter Mosley
The art of testifying: the confirmation hearings as theatre / Janet Malcolm
The third term: the dawning of a different sort of post-presidency / Joe Conason
Part four: Republicans vs. Democrats. Getting ahead in the GOP / Benjamin Wallace-Wells
The framing wars / Matt Bai
The Bush-Cheney era ends here / Ryan Lizza
Not as lame as you think: Democrats learn the art of opposition / Amy Sullivan
Party in search of a notion / Michael Tomasky
Part five: Iraq and the war on terror. Why Iraq has no army / James Fallows
Afghanistan: the other war / Christian Parenti
Taking stock of the forever war / Mark Danner
Big brother is listening / James Bamford
Part six: America in an uncertain world. After neoconservatism / Francis Fukuyama
The Iran plans / Seymour Hersh
North Korea: the war game / Scott Stossel
The Chinese are our friends / Thomas P.M. Barnett