Political Fictions

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Vintage International, 2002 - Political Science - 338 pages
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In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. These pieces build, one on the other, into a disturbing portrait of the American political landscape, providing essential reading on our democracy.

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

In one of the stronger collections of her essays, Political Fictions revisits a series of essays she wrote in the last decade of the 20th century on assignment for The New York Review of Books. In ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Cupples - Goodreads

The nuts and bolts of politics as practiced in the US, or rehashing topics like Clinton-Lewinsky and so forth aren't the most interesting subjects for me, but leafing through and seeing discussion of ... Read full review


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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

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