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A Matter of Opinion

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Winner of the 2005 George Polk Book Award

Victor S. Navasky is the renowned editor, writer, and educator who was at the helm of The Nation for almost thirty years. A Matter of Opinion, a scintillating reflection on his experiences, is an extraordinary political document--and a passionately written, irresistibly charming account of a great journalistic tradition.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 16th 2006 by Picador (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jerry
Reading Victor Navasky’s memoir is like entering another world, a world where Democrat Ed Koch isn’t just less liberal than his fellow Democrats, but is a neo-conservative. A world of Binkys and Hams and Pings summering in Martha’s Vineyard. A world where well-off socialists fight for the right to eat caviar, and “socialist experiments” good for every business but those of socialists.
Ken Bickley
As you might expect of a publisher/editor/teacher/scholar, Navasky is an excellent writer. He's even able to make this memoir of a magazine fascinating (at least to me). "The Nation" is America's oldest weekly publication, dating to 1865, and has always been a liberal journal of opinion. It's also always been on the verge of collapse, and Navasky's story of the continual battle to raise the money to keep it going is really good. If you're a Fox News fan you won't like it; but if you're sort of n ...more
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Victor Saul Navasky (born July 5, 1932) is an American journalist, editor, publisher, author and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was editor of The Nation from 1978 until 1995, and its publisher and editorial director 1995 to 2005. In November 2005 he became the publisher emeritus. Navasky's book Naming Names (1980) is considered a definitive take on the Holly ...more
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