Free Read [Mystery Book] ☆ Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name - by Timothy Garton Ash ↠


  • Title: Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name
  • Author: Timothy Garton Ash
  • ISBN: 9781848870895
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover

  • One of Britain s most influential and admired commentators presents his latest volume of dispatches from a troubled world This fascinating collection includes essays from the last ten years on Islam and freedom, Orwell as an informer, the Lives of Others and Gunter Grass in the Waffen SS Timothy Garton Ash witnessed the fall of Milosevic in Serbia, visited Aung San Suu KOne of Britain s most influential and admired commentators presents his latest volume of dispatches from a troubled world This fascinating collection includes essays from the last ten years on Islam and freedom, Orwell as an informer, the Lives of Others and Gunter Grass in the Waffen SS Timothy Garton Ash witnessed the fall of Milosevic in Serbia, visited Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, watched the Orange revolution in Ukraine and talked to militant mullahs in Iran, and all these are recorded here, alongside critical reflections on the future of Europe, multiculturalism and terroris, all in these last ten years The literature of fact is a theme that runs through the whole volume When is it legitimate to cross that heavily mined frontier between fact and fiction How do we know when a writer Ryszard Kapuscinski, for example, or Paul Theroux has strayed across the line How do we ever know what we can know, given the notorious unreliability of eyewitnesses We all have a novelist in our heads called Memory, and s he starts rewriting the script the minute after something happens Yet Tim Garton Ash maintains against every post modernist in the world that there are facts, and that establishing them is both a political and a moral imperative And an aesthetic one, too I will bring you, the poet Craig Raine has written, the beauty of facts.
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    Commentaires:

    Chris
    This is a collection of Timothy Garton Ash's pieces published from 2000 to 2009. However, they concern modern world history - with a slight emphasis on Europe and the United States, roughly from the end of the second World War to today. Consequently, the subtitle is literally true, but ever so slightly misleading. As a journalist whose pieces I frequently read and have consistently enjoyed in the New York Review of Books, I saw this collection and had to give it a chance. Many of his pieces for [...]

    Frank Kelly
    Garton Ash, the great observer and chronicler of Germany and Eastern Europe pre- and post collapse of the Iron Curtain, has compiled some of his best essay from the last ten years in this excellent new book. Beyond being an extraordinarily gifted historian and writer, Ash covers a panoply of issues ranging from the significance (and occasional banality) of national anthems to the rise of China to the role of religion (and lack thereof) in modern Europe. But I was particularly struck by Ash's com [...]

    Ann
    I've always loved Timothy Garton Ash's writing, and Facts Are Subversive was yet another good one of his, though very different.

    Lorenzo Berardi
    What we have here is a very good collection of articles, political essays, book and movie reviews along with public speeches turned into ink on paper by Timothy Garton Ash, one of those people teaching at Oxford University and being rather proud of it."Facts Are Subversive" could have easily ended up as a messy pot-pourri of intellectual exhibitionism, but luckily it stands far from it thanks to a very clever editing. The idea of putting a world map at the beginning of the book with the titles o [...]

    Bob
    Only read a few chapters but so far Mr. Ash has hit upon a number of things that I've long believed. He doesn't recognize the "American Revolution" as a revolution at all. It was really secession. Violent revolutions never succeed. Europeans are much more aware of their history. Americans share much of that but we have forgotten it. Reagan was only a bit player in the fall of the Berlin Wall. Most of the credit goes to Gorbachev. The most important year in 20th century European history was 1989. [...]

    Andy Oram
    Collections or anthologies face two common problems, both of which Ifound in this book. First, each article was written to make aparticular point at a particular moment, and the interests of the readerat the current moment may be different, even if only a year or soseparates the two. Second, one expects a different level of insightand research from short articles from what one expects in a book, so thecollection is not likely to make a satisfying book. That said, Ilearned some interesting things [...]

    Alex
    Definitely a good read. I was hoping for more of a Euro centric collection of writing but was happy with the contents nonetheless as I read the only book by TGA at my local library.Looking back at the contents however, I'm struck by how little of the book is actually about Europe or European issues. Here are the main section titles for anyone that's interested:1) "Velvet Revolutions, continued2) Europe and Other Headaches3) Islam, Terror and Freedom4) USA! USA!5) Beyond the West6) Writers and Fa [...]

    Megan Jones
    I must admit that I did not realize this was a collection of essays rather than a book, and I don't tend to like collections of essays. Upon reading the introduction I thought his thesis sounded interesting and supportable. I did not find that his choices of essays were very related to his thesis. I did learn a lot about eastern European revolutions and he did have some interesting views on terrorism, but I found myself wishing he had just written a book supporting his thesis.

    Roberto Macias
    It's a fascinating collection of journalistic essays, including a few explorations on the subject of literature and the literary value of journalism.Perhaps the most salient and interesting feature is the retrospective reading on the implications of some events in world politics, how they were perceived at the time of the event, and how the finally developed.Certainly a worthy book to be read and a lesson in modern history.

    Thiago
    Aprendi muito sobre esta década, que deveria ser a dos fatos que mais lembro. Ler o livro me fez pensar que não sei nada. No bom sentido, de te dar desejo de ler, buscar e estudar mais, para talvez um dia chegar a saber muito.

    Miguel Ángel Moreno
    Numerosa colección de artículos y ensayos de TGA. Los hay más interesantes, los hay menos interesantes pero entretenidos y los hay que he leído en diagonal.

    Linny
    couldn't get into, essays from his writings. Conservative.

    severyn
    Rather good, especially on Europe, which is nice given the dearth of balance, sensible writing on the subject.

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