Come to Think of it: Notes on the End of the Millennium

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Penguin, 2007 - Political Science - 382 pages
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A journey through twenty years of politics with one of the most revered news analysts of our time

Daniel Schorr, an institution at CBS for decades and a twenty-year mainstay of NPR, is a legend in journalism. Come to Think of Itis the first selection of Schorr’s observations on politics and American life from the years 1990 to the present—a peerless commentary on the history of our time. Schorr’s essays reveal him as a master of pithy, get-to-the-point analysis, whether he is calling the Supreme Court’s 2000 decision to seat George W. Bush as president a “junta” by a “Gang of Five” or eviscerating a conservative counterpart for belittling F.D.R.’s legacy. Schorr’s experience—he has covered the administrations of twelve presidents—gives him an authority and range that permeate every page of Come to Think of It.

Schorr’s analyses include insight on:
• The Iraq war in current and historical perspective
• The first Gulf War, Bosnia, North Korea, and Iran
• Executive privilege and misdeeds throughout history
• Healthcare, welfare, and the state of the social contract
• The proliferation of nuclear weapons
• The U.N. report on climate change

As a record of our perilous times and as a cogent primer on the politics of the last two decades, Come to Think of Itis an unparalleled record of political analysis. This will be a must-read for the legions of devoted NPR listeners who tune in to hear Daniel Schorr every week and for anyone who wants insight and a historical perspective on the 2008 election.
 

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I love Daniel Schorr's commentaries on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. This book is a collection of some of his commentaries as they appeared on NPR over the last few years. His ... Read full review

Come to think of it: notes on the end of the millennium

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Originally broadcast on NPR from 1991 onward, this collection of news commentary from renowned veteran reporter Schorr succeed in two ways: as vivid snapshots of recent history, and the reaction to it ... Read full review

Contents

The Mideast Is a Mess and There Is No New World Order i
1
Enter Bill Clinton
18
Bosnia Hillary Health Care and NAFTA
43
O J and Other Big News
62
Violence at Home and Abroad
83
Stereotypes and Spies
106
Saints and Sinners
132
Lies Damned Lies Etc
157
Questionable Connections
228
Earthquake Diplomacy
249
Swift Boats and Tsunamis
276
The Year of the Flood
297
Old Fights New Scandals
322
The Truth Is Hard to Come By
341
Acnowledgments
351
Index of Essays
353

Guns and Children
178
Bad for Everyone
196
The World Changes
210

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About the author (2007)

Daniel Schorrhas been covering politics in print and on television and radio for more than a half century. Currently senior news analyst at National Public Radio, he has won three Emmy awards, a Peabody Award, and the DuPont–Columbia University Golden Baton, the most prestigious award in broadcasting.

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