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Bite the Hand That Feeds You : Essays and Provocations (Paperback)

Author: Fairlie, Henry

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"Journalism at its finest and crispest and bravest."-Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish

Henry Fairlie coined the term "the Establishment," feuded with his editors, and became a journalistic legend. Remarkable for their prescience and relevance, Fairlie's essays celebrate Winston Churchill, old-fashioned bathtubs, and American empire; they ridicule Republicans who think they are conservatives and yuppies who want to live forever. With an introduction by Jeremy McCarter, this collection of Fairlie's essays restores a compelling voice that, among its many virtues, helps Americans appreciate their country anew.

"Happy is the occasion when a publisher sees fit to gather and gift-wrap a bouquet as fragrant and resplendent as Henry Fairlie's political journalism...Fairlie brought to America a fluency in history and prose, a jagged wit, a newcomer's affection for the New World, and a set of self-destructive lifestyle habits charming only in hindsight...This smartly edited collection gets him at his best."-The New Yorker

"It all remains fresh and reading through it is like attending a circus."-James Boylan, Columbia Journalism Review

"In 32 timely and relentlessly witty essays, ranging from the political to the whimsical, Fairlie proves why he was widely considered to be one of the best multidisciplinary journalists of the last 50 years."-The Village Voice


Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300164602
SKU 212507662
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0300164602
Release Date 5/25/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0355
Publisher Yale University Press
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