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Facts are Subversive Timothy Garton Ash

Facts are Subversive By Timothy Garton Ash

Facts are Subversive by Timothy Garton Ash

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Timothy Garton Ash's magnificent new collection of essays, his first for ten years, is a gripping personal report from the first turbulent decade of the new millennium.

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Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name by Timothy Garton Ash

'During times of universal deceit', wrote George Orwell, 'telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.' For more than thirty years, Timothy Garton Ash has traveled among truth tellers and political charlatans to record, with scalpel-sharp precision, what he has found. This book confirms his reputation as our foremost historian of the present. Facts are Subversive contains Garton Ash's eye-witness accounts of the fate of countries, including Serbia, Poland and Ukraine, making the transition from dictatorship to democracy, and his dispatches from places such as Egypt, Burma and Iran, where that transformation has yet to take place. A recurring theme, of the book and the decade, is freedom and its discontents. An encounter with the drug gangs of Sao Paulo raises disturbing questions about liberal democracy; his examination of immigration and Islam in Europe challenges the cliches of multiculturalism. Often humorous mini-essays, selected from his columns in the Guardian, rub shoulders with in-depth treatments of subjects including Gunter Grass, George Orwell and Isaiah Berlin. Facts are Subversive also includes Garton Ash's most recent reportage on the election of Barack Obama and its implications for the world.

Facts are Subversive Reviews

What sets Garton Ash apart is that he never loses sight of the bigger European picture... he remains the best Anglophone observer of contemporary Europe -- Niall Ferguson * Evening Standard *
Timothy Garton Ash holds a mirror that magnifies... He writes masterfully and with compassion -- Neal Ascherson * Observer *

About Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is the author of eight books of political writing or 'history of the present' that have charted the transformation of Europe over the last three decades. He is Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and his weekly column for the Guardian is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has received many awards for his writing, including the Somerset Maugham Award and the Orwell Prize.

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Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name by Timothy Garton Ash
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