Come to Think of It

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Come to Think of It

Notes on the Turn of the Millennium

By Daniel Schorr

Viking Adult, Hardcover, 9780670018734, 400pp.

Publication Date: December 13, 2007

Description

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 It is 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 It is 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.