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Anita M. HarrisIthaca Diaries: Coming of Age in the 1960s

Cambridge Common Press, 2014

by Bruce Wark on June 20, 2015

Anita M. Harris

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Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll. That's the stereotypical view of the 1960s. But in her memoir, Ithaca Diaries, Coming of Age in the 1960s (Cambridge Common Press, 2014), journalist and writer Anita M. Harris tells a more nuanced story about her tumultuous undergraduate years at Cornell University.

 

 

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Richard Kreitner, ed.The Almanac: 150 Years of the Nation (5)

June 2, 2015

Helen Keller, Franz Kafka and Silent Cal Coolidge appear in this week's Almanac, a blog to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Nation, America's oldest magazine. Nation archivist Richard Kreitner is featuring an event from every day of the year and how The Nation covered it. In this New Books Network interview, he discusses events from May 31 […]

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Richard Kreitner, ed.The Almanac: 150 Years of The Nation (4)

May 22, 2015

When Star Wars opened in 1977, Robert Hatch, film reviewer for The Nation magazine, wrote that it "belongs in the sub-basement, or interstellar comic-strip school of science fiction, Terry and the Pirates with astro-drive." Hatch concluded that all in all, Star Wars "is an outrageously successful…compilation of nonsense." The Nation's archivist, Richard Kreitner chose Robert […]

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Richard Kreitner, ed.The Almanac: 150 Years of The Nation (3)

May 18, 2015

The Nation magazine, a beacon of the cultural and political left, is celebrating 150 years of publishing. As part of its celebration, it's publishing a daily blog called The Almanac that looks at events on each day of the year and how The Nation covered them. In this New Books Network journalism podcast, you'll hear Richard Kreitner, the magazine's […]

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Richard Kreitner, ed.The Almanac: 150 Years of The Nation (2)

May 10, 2015

The Nation magazine is one of America's most distinguished journalistic enterprises featuring the writing and work of such notable people as Calvin Trillin, Noam Chomsky, Jessica Mitford, James Baldwin and Naomi Klein. The Nation was founded 150 years ago this July. It's America's oldest weekly magazine. To mark its 150th anniversary, it's publishing a daily […]

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Richard Kreitner, ed.The Almanac: 150 Years of The Nation (1)

April 15, 2015

The Nation magazine is one of America's most distinguished journalistic enterprises featuring the writing and work of such notable people as Albert Einstein, Emma Goldman, Molly Ivins, I.F. Stone and Hunter S. Thompson. The Nation was founded 150 years ago this July. It's America's oldest weekly magazine. To mark its 15oth anniversary, it's publishing a daily […]

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Deana A. RohlingerAbortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America

February 16, 2015

[Cross-posted from New Books in Political Science] Deana A. Rohlinger has just written Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Rohlinger is associate professor of sociology at Florida State University. In the last several weeks, the podcast has featured a variety of political scientists who study interest groups and social movements. This week, Deana […]

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John Lloyd and Cristina MarconiReporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions

December 5, 2014

[Cross-posted from New Books in European Studies] How those within the Brussels Beltway in the EU institutions must pine for the simple days of the past. Not only was the European project in itself far less contested, but the nature of the journalism surrounding the EU was also far more accommodating. One of the main […]

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Victor PickardAmerica’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform

November 25, 2014

[Cross-posted from New Books in Technology] The media system in the United States could have developed into something very different than what it is today. In fact, there was an era in which significant media reform was considered. This was a time when media consumers were tired of constant advertising, bias, and control by corporate entities, and […]

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Randal MarlinPropaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion (Second Edition)

November 17, 2014

It's been 100 years since the start of the First World War, a conflict that cost millions of lives. In his recently revised book, Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion (2013), Randal Marlin writes that Britain pioneered propaganda techniques to sell that war that have been imitated ever since. He tells how the British spread […]

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