The Best of I.F. Stone

The Best of I.F. Stone

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Izzy Stone was a reporter, a radical, an idealist, a scholar and, it is clear, a writer whose insights have more than stood the test of time. More than fifteen years after his death, this collection of his work from I.F. Stone's Weekly and elsewhere is astonishing in its relevance to our age, addressing the clash between national security and individual liberty, the protection of minorities, economic fairness, social justice, and the American military abroad.

The core of Stone's genius was his newsletter, I.F. Stone's Weekly, published from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. His meticulous dissection of the news was unsurpassed, a direct descendent of the great pamphleteers like Thomas Paine, and a forerunner to the best of today's political blogs. Stone's brilliant, investigative reporting; his wonderful, impassioned style; and his commitment to his values all make this collection an inspiration, and a revelation.

Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586484637
158648463X
Branch Call Number: 909.825
Characteristics: xvi, 350 p. ; 25 cm.

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billclinton
Sep 10, 2013

IF Stone was an early model for what a lot of people believe the future of journalism will look like. He raised his own funds and published his own paper without any advertising. He was also extremely intelligent and funny, and did not let political realities stand in the way of his idealism. This book is an awesome entryway for people who want to know about how the radical left wing felt about Israel, Race in America, and many other issues still with us today.

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