Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States

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With a sharp pencil, and a sharper eye, our protagonist shades the contours of a fractured nation. Combining insight and panache, he has precisely captured the intricacies of a nation perplexed at its growing isolation from the rest of the world and often bitterly divided against itself.Black, opinionated, and from a working-class background, Gary Younge is not your typical foreign correspondent. Yet, in three years as The Guardian newspapers New York correspondent, Younge has acquired a transatlantic reputation as one of the most thoughtful commentators on contemporary America. In these pages we take the stage with an extravagantly attired drag queen in John Ashcrofts hometown, join the dinner table of a fundamentalist Republican who has just lost his son in the Iraq war, and ride a bus with a group of illegal immigrants on a latter-day Freedom Ride to Washington, DC. We also listen in on expansive discussions with, among others, Warren Beatty, Michael Moore, Louis Farrakhan, the late Susan Sontag, and Maya Angelou. And throughout, we are in the company of a guide whose unique insights into the American psyche make for memorable reading. Taking full advantage of his outsider status, Younge provides a fresh perspective on a nation that is at once growing more isolated from the rest of the world and bitterly divided against itself.

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With a sharp pencil, and a sharper eye, our protagonist shades the contours of a fractured nation. Combining insight and panache, he has precisely captured the intricacies of a nation perplexed at its growing isolation from the rest of the world and often bitterly divided against itself.Black, opinionated, and from a working-class background, Gary Younge is not your typical foreign correspondent. Yet, in three years as The Guardian newspapers New York correspondent, Younge has acquired a transatlantic reputation as one of the most thoughtful commentators on contemporary America. In these pages we take the stage with an extravagantly attired drag queen in John Ashcrofts hometown, join the dinner table of a fundamentalist Republican who has just lost his son in the Iraq war, and ride a bus with a group of illegal immigrants on a latter-day Freedom Ride to Washington, DC. We also listen in on expansive discussions with, among others, Warren Beatty, Michael Moore, Louis Farrakhan, the late Susan Sontag, and Maya Angelou. And throughout, we are in the company of a guide whose unique insights into the American psyche make for memorable reading. Taking full advantage of his outsider status, Younge provides a fresh perspective on a nation that is at once growing more isolated from the rest of the world and bitterly divided against itself.
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Title Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States Height 203 mm
Gary Younge Width 140 mm
ISBN-13 9781595580689 Binding PAPERBACK
ISBN-10 #1595580689 Spine Width 24 mm
Publisher New Press Pages 301
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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