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October 12, 2007


Geoff Edwards

I haven't read much in that vein, aside from the already mentioned Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

You don't want the philosophical stuff, I know, but that won't stop me from suggesting Achieving Our Country, by Richard Rorty. the questions regarding national image are perhaps more important to ask today than they were when it was first published eight years ago.

And if Obama and Giuliani pull through for their respective parties, we'll have nearly perfect embodiments of two of the competing visions for America described by Rorty in the book.


I also don't have much in the way of books related to specific campaigns. However, I very much enjoyed Chalmers Johnson's The Sorrows of Empire, and I seem to remember being more impressed by Pat Buchanan's Where the Right went Wrong than I had any reason to be considering who the author is.

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