Political Fictions by Joan Didion

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Didion) looks at the American political process and at ‘that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life’. Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way people vote, the candidates they vote for, and the people who say who to vote for. These pieces build, one on the other, into a disturbing portrait of the American political landscape, providing essential reading on American democracy. Chastening stuff.

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352 pages in Vintage paperback edition

ISBN 978-0375718908

Joan Didion

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