» » Buried Alive

Download Buried Alive fb2

by Walter Karp

Download Buried Alive fb2
Author: Walter Karp
ISBN: 1879957043
Language: English
Pages: 279 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: Franklin Square Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
Rating: 4.3
Formats: txt mobi lrf mbr
FB2 size: 1126 kb | EPUB size: 1616 kb | DJVU size: 1166 kb
Sub: History

Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty

Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty. These essays scrutinize American political and social issues with force.

Walter Bernard Karp (May 14, 1934 – July 19, 1989) was an American journalist, historian, and writer who published in magazines such as American Heritage and Horizon.

Looking for books by Walter Karp? See all books authored by Walter Karp, including The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic 1890-1920, an. .

Looking for books by Walter Karp? See all books authored by Walter Karp, including The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic 1890-1920, and Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule in America, and more on ThriftBooks.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Walter Karp books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Liberty Under Siege: American Politics 1976-1988.

Essays on Our Endangered Republic.

Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty. These essays scrutinize American political and social issues with force, eloquence, and independent thinking. Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty.

excerpts from the book. Franklin Square Press (Harper's magazine), 1992. Essays on Our Endangered Republic. Why Johnny Can't Read. The Cold War Decoded. The America That Was Free And Is Now Dead. All the Congressmen's Men. Walter Karp page.

and present that served their time guarding the gates for America. It is because of your dedication to freedom that allows americans to live in the best country in the world. 21 October 2019 at 13:09.

Discover Walter Karp famous and rare quotes. Buried alive: essays on our endangered republic, Franklin Square Pr. 8 Copy quote. product description page. Buried Alive - by Walter Karp (Paperback).

Buried Alive assembles the best of Walter Karp's essays on American politics; on the lessons and responsibilities of liberty. Karp's writing is characterized by a fierce love of democracy and incisive commentary on government. These essays scrutinize American political and social issues with force, eloquence, and independent thinking.
Comments (4)
Bragis
This book, probably in part because of its larger scope, isn't as good as Politics of War, my introduction to Karp.

While he is still, in many cases, spot on about how presidents and Congresses have gone wrong in defending republican ideals, he's not always right on the why, nor on the solution, and I have MUCH more about that in Indispensable Enemies.

He seems to fetishize the Constitution too much in a quasi-originalist way, for example. He almost violently dislikes class-based or sociological-based explanations of history. Yes, Walter, "great men" (as well as common men and women) are actors in history, but they're still motivated, sometimes driven, by certain elements and factors, some of which are economic, or sociological.

Related? Karp ignores issues of "othering" that were going on before the Civil War, like blacks, American Indians, and the Irish Catholics who were the first major non-WASP immigrants. He also seems to believe, or pretend, that America didn't have classes back in its early days.

I was originally thinking possibly still giving this four stars, but can't quite do it.
Mmsa
A collection of political essays and articles spanning many decades that is a window into one man's ideas of the times. Many of the older essays are eerily pertinent to today's political and international climate.
Usaxma
I wish we had more of this sharp, eloquent, and critical journalism today.
Cesar
Walter Karp, one of the greatest political writers ever (see Indispensable Enemies and The Politics of War) puts together a collection of his best essays. I cannot too highly recommend this book. With one or two exceptions, I found the essays informative, very thoughtful, and well-written. Karp relentlessly defends the ideals of the American republic from all its foes, from Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. My personal favorite was his essay on of Robert Kennedy (very critical), but there are several others just as good. Although Karp regretfully died in 1989, his themes are just as relevant today as they ever were. Get this book ASAP.