The Last Innocent White Man in America (Paperback)

And Other Writings

By John Leonard

New Press, 9781565843486, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1997

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/1/1993)

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Far more than simple political commentary, The Last Innocent White Man in America is a passionate marriage of politics and literature that transcends the daily headlines to get at how we imagine ourselves in history. John Leonard is an unrepentant liberal, dissident, scourge, and media critic par excellence. Whether he's writing about bankers or AIDS, Congress or television, Salman Rushdie or Ed Koch, Leonard will make you stop, think, and laugh.

About the Author

John Leonard (1939-2008) is the author of The Last Innocent White Man in America and Smoke and Mirrors (both published by The New Press). He was editor of the New York Times Book Review, literary co-editor of The Nation, and now appeared weekly on CBS Sunday Morning and in New York.