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Waiting for the Barbarians Lewis H. Lapham

Waiting for the Barbarians By Lewis H. Lapham

Waiting for the Barbarians by Lewis H. Lapham

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An acerbic commentary on the insouciance of the moneyed ruling class in America.

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Waiting for the Barbarians by Lewis H. Lapham

Lewis Lapham received the 1995 National Magazine Award for his essay writing in which the judges discovered 'an exhilarating point of view in an age of conformity'. With invective all the more deadly for its grace and wit, Lapham presents the portrait of a feckless American establishment gone large in the stomach and soft in the head. His acerbic remarks on the 1996 Presidential election take into account Steve Forbes' primary campaign, the non-candidacy of General Colin Powell, the comings and goings of Dick Morris, Senator Bob Dole's triumphant return to television as a pitchman for Air France, the building of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Potemkin village in Iowa, and the sublime vacuity of President Clinton's inaugural address. A previously unpublished and substantial concluding piece looks at the fate of indolent ruling classes through history.

Waiting for the Barbarians Reviews

"Edward Said's anger against injustice must become ours, and his pen that challenged the sword must become our weapon in the battle for human values."--Elias Khoury"A frequently interesting collection of essays."--"College Literature"

About Lewis H. Lapham

Timothy Brennan is professor of comparative literature, cultural studies, and English at the University of Minnesota. His books include "At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now" and, most recently, "Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of the Left and Right." He writes for a number of journals, including "New Left Review" and "The Nation." Saree Makdisi is a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government, and a member of the Departments of Anthropology and Political Science and the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University. His previous books include "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim," "Citizen and Subject," and "When Victims Become Killers." From Kampala, Uganda, he now divides his time between New York and Kampala. Ilan Pappe is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His many books include "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" and, most recently, "Gaza in Crisis" (with Noam Chomsky). He writes for, among others, the "Guardian" and the "London Review of Books." Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary University of London. Her books include "Sexuality in the Field of Vision";" The Question of Zion "; and the novel "Albertine."

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