Statecraft and Stagecraft
American Political Life in the Age of Personality, Second Edition
150 pages, 5.50 x 8.50
Paperback | 9780268017446 | April 1995
Hardcover | 9780268017378 | April 1995
eBook (PDF) | 9780268092511 | April 1995
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268160692 | April 1995
In this second edition of Statecraft and Stagecraft Robert Schmuhl brings up to date his provocative exploration of the involvement of the media in our public life by including a new chapter on the Persian Gulf War.
Robert Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair Emeritus in American Studies and Journalism, University of Notre Dame. He is the author of eight previous books with the University of Notre Dame Press, including Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record (2016, 2018).
“Schmuhl . . . describes how the telegenic presidency of Ronald Reagan changed the American political scene. . . . It documents the sad way in which the electronic age, which is enhanced by smaller cameras and more sophisticated satellite equipment every year, is thinning out whatever substance was left in politics. But Schmuhl is neither preachy nor alarmist. His style is beautifully clear and enlightening.” —New York Daily News ~New York Daily News