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The Time of Illusion ebook

by Jonathan Schell


The Time of Illusion has been added to your Cart. The remarkable achievements of this book are its fairness, its attention to details, and its capacity to put the bewildering complexities of these years into some kind of meaningful historical perspective

The Time of Illusion has been added to your Cart. The remarkable achievements of this book are its fairness, its attention to details, and its capacity to put the bewildering complexities of these years into some kind of meaningful historical perspective. Schell, at thirty-two, has avoided the usual partisan and political pitfalls. He has an eye for the illuminating incident, the patience of a scholar, and the gift of clear and muscular prose. If there is a better or more thoughtful and compassionate book on this whole bewildering tragedy, I don't know what it i. James Reston, Martha's Vineyard Gazette.

The Time of Illusion book. By persuasively connecting the Nixon years to the larger dilemmas of our time, Mr. Schell has elevated a shabby political story to the level of tragedy.

Jonathan Schell was born in 1943 in New York City

Jonathan Schell was born in 1943 in New York City. He graduated from the Putney School in Vermont and magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he majored in Far Eastern history and wrote for the Harvard Crimson. He learned Japanese and travelled widel. ore about Jonathan Schell.

Jonathan Schell was born in Manhattan, New York on August 21, 1943. He received a bachelor's degree in Far Eastern history from Harvard University and spent a year studying Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo. This experience led to his first book The Village of Ben Suc. His other non-fiction works include The Fate of the Earth, The Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now, The Unfinished Twentieth Century, The Unconquerable World, and The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. He was a staff writer for The New Yorker from 1967 to 1987.

The time of illusion. by. Schell, Jonathan, 1943-. Light text throughout book and writing. Watergate Affair, 1972-1974, Watergate (Caso), 1972. New York : Vintage Books.

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Schell giving a reading at the Occupy Wall Street event Occupy Town Square, in Tompkins Square Park in New York, February 2012. The Time of Illusion (1976). s defense of a neo-Nazi march in Skokie, Illinois (August 21, 1978). The Fate of the Earth (February 1, 1982).

THE TIME OF ILLUSION is a remarkable book, fusing history, constitutional law, journalism, biography, and .

THE TIME OF ILLUSION is a remarkable book, fusing history, constitutional law, journalism, biography, and cultural history in a reflective interpretation that seeks to trace the influence of nuclear weapons on presidential power, the relationship between substance and image in constitutional and presidential governance, and the ways in which those two developments in American political culture combined, as Schell put it, "to bring. I post here to invite other members of H-LAW to offer their reflections on THE TIME OF ILLUSION, or on Schell's other work, or on how we are to understand the fall of President Nixon as the fortieth anniversary of his fall from power approaches.

Easily the best book yet written about Watergate and that surreal blot on history known as The Nixon Administration

Easily the best book yet written about Watergate and that surreal blot on history known as The Nixon Administration. Written only two years after RN fled the White House just ahead of the posse, "The Time of Illusion" dramatizes the Nixon men and their time as the ultimate in fear-obsessed, contradictory, petty cynicism - and leaves the revisionist "poor misunderstood Richard" fabulists(Oliver Stone, Tom Wicker, Stephen Ambrose) right where they belong: in the toilet. Thirty years after these events, there remains something attractive and deeply moving about these overwhelmed Nixon men, trying to keep the house of cards from collapsing.

An analytical account of the nation's political life and key related events and presidential activities during the Nixon years, ascribing to them a logic, coherence, and meaning not discernable at the time
zmejka
Easily the best book yet written about Watergate and that surreal blot on history known as The Nixon Administration. Powerfully -- and beautifully -- written by the great Jonathan Schell("The Fate of the Earth"), this work is must reading for all those who view Richard Nixon as some sort of mysterious American Everyman, at heart in fact the last true American Progressive. Yeah, sure. Written only two years after RN fled the White House just ahead of the posse, "The Time of Illusion" dramatizes the Nixon men and their time as the ultimate in fear-obsessed, contradictory, petty cynicism -- and leaves the revisionist "poor misunderstood Richard" fabulists(Oliver Stone, Tom Wicker, Stephen Ambrose) right where they belong: in the toilet.

Thirty years after these events, there remains something attractive and deeply moving about these overwhelmed Nixon men, trying to keep the house of cards from collapsing. And the brave, wonderfully democratic time that brought it all down. Read now, it only makes the size, audacity and ruthlessness of the current Bush criminality seem even more overwhelming. A must read.
Blueshaper
One of the truly great books not only about the Nixon administration, but in fact about the origins and meaning of the Vietnam war. To this day Vietnam remains a confusing mystery to far too many people. Its roots and logic become vividly clear in Schell's book.
Brakree
Excellent account of the untold Nixon presidency.
Tygrarad
Abuse of Power: The New Nixon TapesWitness to Power: The Nixon YearsThe six chapters of this book were originally published as a series in The New Yorker. The first five chapters are a chronological account of the Nixon Administration as it was experienced by those of us who lived through it. Today, we also have Ehrlichman's diary, Professor Kutler's collection of the Nixon tape transcripts, as well as two different Nixon memoirs, so the first five chapters seem somewhat superficial in the light of the new sources. However, "Credibility" (Chapter 6) gave me a totally new perspective on the Cold War. Schell explains how our strategy in the Cold War evolved from "brinksmanship" to "credibility." After reading it, I understood that our political leaders during the Vietnam era were trying to avoid a "domino effect" that would again threaten France (as in the two World Wars they had experienced in their lifetimes). Holding the line in Vietnam became an obsession with them because they were trying to avoid a choice between surrendering France and risking a nuclear holocaust. How did it change my life? I was a McGovern voter in 1972 who enlisted in the Air Force in 1976 where, ironically, I later participated in "war games" simulating the exact Soviet invasion of France that the Cold War was designed to prevent.
The Time of Illusion ebook
Author:
Jonathan Schell
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Politics & Government
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Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (August 12, 1976)
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