In these pieces taken from the first ten years of I.F. Stone's Weekly, the muckraking journalist chronicles an era of political suppression, apathy, cold war, and the arms race....
|Title||:||The Haunted Fifties: 1953–1963|
|Number of Pages||:||394 Pages|
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The Haunted Fifties: 1953–1963 Reviews
This appears to be the fourth of what appears to be a seven volume reissue of much of the writing of I.F. Stone spanning the years from WWII to the end of his journalistic career. Most, like this one, are collections of his essays and articles, but his book about the Korean War also appears as a volume in the series.I particularly enjoyed this volume as it begins the coverage of that period of history which I personally remember, albeit as a grade-schooler. The amazing thing is how much I do recall and how reading these pieces bring old experiences to mind, even matters as minor as how the front cover of the Chicago Daily News looked when it covered the story Stone is treating.Stone is an exceptional journalist in that, unlike most of his peers, he was relatively well-educated. He also had the advantage of being his own boss for much of his career, writing for his own publication without commercial pressures.
Bloody brilliant. This book was on our house's main shelf for years when I was growing up, and the title alone always struck me as so tedious and dull that I didn't give it half a chance. Last year, though, I flipped it open and felt immediately like I was in a time warp. In tone and subject matter, Stone is the clear forerunner to Hendrik Hertzberg (my favorite New Yorker political commentator), and his accounts of what was going on in 1954 (the CIA had just overthrown Mossadegh, &c.) are amazingly, frighteningly current. Scarily so.Find it, or some other compendium of his work from that era.