Happy Days Were Here Again

Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786726903

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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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.

Historical Dictionary of Journalism

Author: Ross Eaman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862890

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1866

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.

Advocacy Journalists

A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors

Author: Edd Applegate

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 438

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.

Raised Right

Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism

Author: Jeffrey R. Dudas

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503601730

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 4617

How has the modern conservative movement thrived in spite of the lack of harmony among its constituent members? What, and who, holds together its large corporate interests, small-government libertarians, social and racial traditionalists, and evangelical Christians? Raised Right pursues these questions through a cultural study of three iconic conservative figures: National Review editor William F. Buckley, Jr., President Ronald Reagan, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Examining their papers, writings, and rhetoric, Jeffrey R. Dudas identifies what he terms a "paternal rights discourse"—the arguments about fatherhood and rights that permeate their personal lives and political visions. For each, paternal discipline was crucial to producing autonomous citizens worthy and capable of self-governance. This paternalist logic is the cohesive agent for an entire conservative movement, uniting its celebration of "founding fathers," past and present, constitutional and biological. Yet this discourse produces a paradox: When do authoritative fathers transfer their rights to these well-raised citizens? This duality propels conservative politics forward with unruly results. The mythology of these American fathers gives conservatives something, and someone, to believe in—and therein lies its timeless appeal.

Encyclopedia of Television News

Author: Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

View: 7237

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.

An American Family

The Buckleys

Author: Reid Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416572414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 459

View: 6052

A memoir of a member the influential conservative family describes the marriage between is parents, their efforts to make and recapture their fortunes throughout the South, and the philosophies they developed while raising their ten children.

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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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: 7257

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.

Total Freedom

Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism

Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 467

View: 6167

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).

God and Man at Yale

The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

Author: William F. Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596988037

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 908

“For God, for country, and for Yale…in that order,” William F. Buckley Jr. wrote as the dedication of his monumental work—a compendium of knowledge that still resonates within the halls of the Ivy League university that tried to cover up its political and religious bias. Buckley’s harsh assessment of his alma mater divulged the reality behind the institution’s wholly secular education, even within the religion department and divinity school. Unabashed, one former Yale student details the importance of Christianity and heralds the modern conservative movement in his preeminent tell-all, God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of “Academic Freedom.”