Going Rouge: Sarah Palin—An American Nightmare
A collection of pieces by some of the most thought provoking writers in America, this book takes a critical look at the Sarah Palin mystique.
GOING ROUGE: Sarah Palin—An American Nightmare
Edited by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed
November 17, 2009
***Warning! Do not confuse this book with GOING ROGUE: AN AMERICAN LIFE by Sarah Palin.***
ABOUT THE BOOK:
GOING ROUGE is a collection of “articles by some of the most thought provoking writers in America who have chronicled the foibles and pratfalls of Sarah Palin” (San Francisco Chronicle). Compiled by two editors at The Nation magazine, the book offers highlights from the reporting and commentary on her rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party.
The 50 short pieces, arranged thematically into 8 chapters in this sharp, smart, up-to-the-minute book, are perfect for reading on the iPhone™ and iPod touch ®.
-Chapter One focuses on her selection by John McCain.
-Chapter Two examines her record in Alaska.
-Chapter Three features an assortment of vintage Selected Palinisms, including “The Poetry of Sarah Palin” and “Palin’s Top 25 Tweets.”
-In Chapters Four and Five—“Lipstick on a Faux Feminist: Palin and Women” and “The Palin Pageant: Sex, God, and Country First”—the cultural implications of her ascension are explored.
-Chapter Six takes stock of the ideology of Palinism.
-Chapter Seven chronicles her missteps and ultimate electoral defeat.
-Chapter Eight illuminates her legacy and future in the Republican Party.
With contributions by:
Amy Alexander, Max Blumenthal, Juan Cole, Joe Conason, Jeanne Devon, Eve Ensler, Michelle Goldberg, Jane Hamsher, Christopher Hayes, Mark Hertsgaard, Jim Hightower, Linda Hirshman, Naomi Klein, Dahlia Lithwick, Amanda Marcotte, Shannyn Moore, John Nichols, Rick Perlstein, Tom Perrotta, Katha Pollitt, Robert Reich, Frank Rich, Hanna Rosin, Jeff Sharlet, Gloria Steinem, Matt Taibbi, Michael Tomasky, Rebecca Traister, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jessica Valenti, Patricia Williams, JoAnn Wypijewski and Gary Younge.
“A superb collection . . . an engaging read from start to finish. . . . You will read far more about the real Sarah Palin in Going Rouge than you ever will in her own memoirs.”
— Geoffrey Dunn, The Huffington Post
“Sarah Palin’s clear goal is to put herself in the middle of the political debate as a serious person. This book is saying ‘GIMME A BREAK!’” —Star Jones, on The Insider (CBS)
“The only truthful and revealing Sarah Palin book on the market—accept no imitations!”
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Richard Kim is a senior editor at The Nation, where he writes about politics and culture. His essays and editorials have appeared in Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Boston Herald, In These Times, Nerve, Metro, Poz and other publications. He has taught American Studies at Skidmore College and New York University.
Betsy Reed is the executive editor of The Nation, where she works with such writers as Naomi Klein, Katha Pollitt and Jeremy Scahill. She blogs at thenation.com on feminism, economic issues and politics. She edited two previous anthologies: Unnatural Disaster: The Nation on Hurricane Katrina, and Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror.
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