1998 1st edition "First Edition" stated; "Modern Presidents, the Press, and Reformers"; Random House publishers, New York; hardbound in ivory and black boards with gilt lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
McCarthy's observations, often funny, but always serious, skewer the wrong and right turns of the modern political animal. In these essays, Eugene McCarthy takes on presidents, the press and politics, the courts, special prosecutors, and persecutors.
Those who mean to do well often end up doing the most harm; McCarthy's list includes Billy Graham, who "made religion safe for TV and for presidents", and Walter Cronkite, whose "impression of seriousness" created the illusion that television equals reality. McCarthy is against ordinary reform but his suggestions include...