Politics of War

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Politics of War

The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic

By Walter Karp; Lewis Lapham (Illustrator)

Franklin Square Press, Paperback, 9781879957558, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Politics of War describes the emergence of the United States as a world power between the years 1890 and 1920-our contrivance of the Spanish-American War and our gratuitous entrance into World War I-and by filling in the back story of an era in which mendacious oligarchy organized the country's politics in a manner convenient to its own indolence and greed, Karp offers a clearer understanding of our current political circumstance.

About the Author
Walter Karp is the author of eight books and has published more than two hundred articles and essays in Harper's Magazine, Pageant, Horizon, American Heritage, and many other magazines. In 1969, in collaboration with H.R. Shapiro, he wrote and published a journal about American politics called The Public Life. He was active on the Freedom to Write Committee of the PEN American Center and wrote the foreword to a 1988 book sponsored by PEN, Liberty Denied: the Current Rise of Censorship in America. A collection of his essays on American politics, Buried Alive: Essays on our Endangered Republic, was published in 1992 by Franklin Square Press. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Karp graduated from Columbia College where he was class valedictorian.

Lewis Lapham is one of the most distinguished editors and writers working in the U.S. today. As editor-in-chief of Harper's Magazine, he is known for his monthly columns of political and cultural commentary. He is also the other of numerous books, including, most recently, Gag Rule and 30 Satires.