Terrorists are Not Supermen: Ackerman Takes on Buchanan, Engel on Morning Joe

By: Tuesday December 29, 2009 6:04 am

My one regret is that my makeup doesn’t make me look as orange as a Jersey Shore cast member.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

By: Saturday April 25, 2009 2:00 pm

Greetings, FDL book salon members, and welcome to Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland. It’s a bleak place, an America broken into pieces, cracked apart by disagreement over war and the method of prosecuting war; over race and racism; over whether you can dissent from official opinion and still count truly as an American citizen. It’s not at all like the country we live in, thank goodness. Rick’s written a powerful narrative here about how those cracks appeared in the American landscape, and about who started and widened them, and to what purpose. It’s a great read, rich in vivid, often chilling illustrations of the era.

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