Happy Days Were Here Again

Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786726903

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 3210

In Happy Days Were Here Again, William F. Buckley Jr. offers a collection of his finest essays from the latter part of his long career. Sometimes celebrating, sometimes assailing, Buckley takes on opponents ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev to Carl Sagan to Leonard Bernstein; reflects on the academic scene, the Gulf War, and the idea of sin; and offers appreciations of friends, both right and left. For everyone who appreciates the wit and style of America's pre-eminent conservative, this is a must-have collection.

Advocacy Journalists

A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors

Author: Edd Applegate

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 6467

This book focuses on the lives of journalists and editors who contributed to advocacy journalism. Each entry contains biographical information about the journalists, their professional careers, major works, and, in some cases, commentary on those works.

Historical Dictionary of Journalism

Author: Ross Eaman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862890

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8852

Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing, and reporting news, and it includes the process of editing and presenting news articles. Journalism applies to various media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the internet. The word 'journalist' started to become common in the early 18th century to designate a new kind of writer, about a century before 'journalism' made its appearance to describe what those writers produced. Though varying in form from one age and society to another, it gradually distinguished itself from other forms of writing through its focus on the present, its eye-witness perspective, and its reliance on everyday language. The Historical Dictionary of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the different styles of journalism, the different types of media, and important writers and editors.

Encyclopedia of Television News

Author: Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

View: 2173

A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals of television news been so thoroughly and authoritatively examined.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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Total Freedom

Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism

Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 467

View: 619

Building upon his previous books about Marx, Hayek, and Rand, Total Freedom completes what Lingua Franca has called Sciabarra's "epic scholarly quest" to reclaim dialectics, usually associated with the Marxian left, as a methodology that can revivify libertarian thought. Part One surveys the history of dialectics from the ancient Greeks through the Austrian school of economics. Part Two investigates in detail the work of Murray Rothbard as a leading modern libertarian, in whose thought Sciabarra finds both dialectical and nondialectical elements. Ultimately, Sciabarra aims for a dialectical-libertarian synthesis, highlighting the need (not sufficiently recognized in liberalism) to think of the "totality" of interconnections in a dynamic system as the way to ensure human freedom while avoiding "totalitarianism" (such as resulted from Marxism).

Journalistic Advocates and Muckrakers

Three Centuries of Crusading Writers

Author: Edd Applegate

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 5984

Advocacy has been a feature of journalism since the early days of the profession, with columnists and editors attempting to sway popular opinion and influence public policy through their writings. Though it is quite different in format, muckraking, or investigative journalism, is an outgrowth of the advocacy movement. Muckrakers first came into prominence in the early part of the twentieth century, investigating corruption and influencing opinion and policy through the power of their exposes. H.L. Mencken, Jack Anderson, Rachel Carson, William F. Buckley, Karl Marx, Gloria Steinem, Tad Szulc and David Wise are just a few of the over 100 writers and editors profiled in this work. The writers' major works are the focus, but their overall careers and those who influenced them are also fully detailed. The biographies include vital dates and information on the journalist's family, education and other pertinent details.

Pocketful of Essays

Rhetorically Arranged

Author: David Madden

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780155070455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 4758

A Pocketful of Essays, Volume I: Rhetorically Arranged contains twenty-seven professionally written essays that research reveals to be currently among the most commonly studied in classes around the country. A student essay, written for a first-year composition course, provides an excellent example of how students can effectively structure and develop their writing using a variety of the writing strategies presented in this volume. The writing techniques illustrated in this student essay are highlighted in the margin.

Encyclopedia of Politics

The Left and the Right

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 1088

View: 1627

Although the distinction between the politics of the left and the right is commonly assumed in the media and in treatments of political science and history, the terms are used so loosely that the student and the general reader are often confused: What exactly are the terms left and right supposed to imply? This two-volume Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1), and those considered on the right in the right-hand volume (Volume 2).