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30 Satires

By Lewis H. Lapham

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Widely celebrated for his political essays, Lewis Lapham is a satirist who belongs in the company of Ambrose Bierce, H.L. Mencken, and Mark Twain. Over the last twenty years, he has experimented with satire in its several forms - as burlesque, pasquinade, invective, and deadpan jest. This first assemblage of Lapham's satires presents thirty pieces that hold their currency and humor against the tide of social and political change that has engulfed American society inrecent times. Written with pointed and often savage wit, they skewer the pretensions and vanities of America's equestrian classes.
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Prose, poetry, art, and fiction from the pages of America's oldest continuously published monthly magazine celebrate the 150th anniversary of Harper's with selections by Horace Greeley, Pearl Buck, Robert Rost, Thomas Hardy, Nadine Gordimer, Joyce Carol Oates, James Thurber, Andy Warhol, John Cheever, James Baldwin, and other notable contributors. 75,000 first printing.
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A discussion of freedom of speech & a critique of the Bush administration's policies by the editor of 'Harpers Magazine.' Never before, Lewis Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties, and by an ever more concentrated and profit-driven media in which the safe and the salable sweep all uncomfortable truths from view. 192p.
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Argues that the current distaste for dissent, the widespread support for Perot, and the public obsession with celebrity reveal a desire for autocracy
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