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An affirming flame : meditations on life and politics / Roger Cohen.

Author/creator Cohen, Roger author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.
Copyright Notice ©2023
Descriptionxiii, 438 pages ; 25 cm
Uniform titleColumns. Selections
Incomplete content One clear conscience, sixty years after Auschwitz -- The Polish seminary student and the Jewish girl he saved -- China versus U.S: democracy confronts harmony. Stay tuned -- The MacArthur lunch -- Downtime for murder -- Terror and demons -- A once and future nation -- Bamiyan's Buddhas revisited -- Obama's American idea -- Beyond conspiracy, progress -- Here comes Kosovo -- Karadĩ and war's lessons -- In the seventh year -- The king is dead -- Iran's day of anguish -- A supreme leader loses his aura as Iranians flock to the streets -- A journalist's "actual responsibility" -- The meaning of life -- Advantage France -- The magic mountain -- A Mideast truce -- A Jew in England -- Chinese openings -- A woman burns -- The glory of Poland -- Modern odysseys -- Change or perish -- A republic called Tahrir -- My Libya, your Libya, our Libya -- The force of the deed -- The beauty of institutions -- France's glorious malaise -- Cry for me, Argentina -- The unlikely road to war -- In search of home -- From death into life -- China's Monroe doctrine -- Gettysburg on the maidan -- Poor angry, magnetic Europe -- Zionism and its discontents -- Truths of a French village -- The community of expulsion -- The consolations of Italy -- Western illusions over Ukraine -- The vast realm of "if" -- Of catfish wars and shooting wars -- Counterrevolutionary Russia -- Battered Greece and tis refugee lesson -- Obama's doctrine of restraint -- Obama's what next? -- The danger of placing your chips on beauty -- Trump's Weimar America -- The assassination in Israel that worked -- Ways to be free -- Syria's white rose -- An anti-semitism of the Left -- The map of my life -- Britain's Brexit leap in the dark -- My daughter the Pole -- We need "somebody spectacular": views from Trump country -- How dictatorships are born -- Broken men in paradise -- Trump's many shades ot contempt -- Sons without fathers -- Daydreaming in Germany -- Myanmar is not a simple morality tale -- The year not to defer dreams -- Holy City of sterile streets -- One honorable American's love of Trump -- Death penalty madness in Alabama -- Trump's world and the retreat of shame -- How democracy became the enemy -- The insanity at the Gaza fence -- "The chronicles of Nambia", or why Trump knows nothing of Africa -- Of course, it could not happen here
Incomplete content McCain and a requiem for the American century -- An injudicious man, unfit for the Supreme Court -- The barbarians are within -- Amos Oz's rebuke to cowardice -- Why I am a European patriot -- "Everyone here knows Trump hates brown people" -- Jeremy Corbyn's anti-semitic Labour Party -- Trump and conscience in the age of demagogues -- A cathedral for a fragile age -- Robert Mueller in the age of the unicorn -- "Here there is nothing" -- Reflections on the graduation of my daughter -- Steve Bannon is a fan of Italy's Donald Trump -- The lessons of Paris and the violence of hope -- Richard Holbrooke and a certain idea of America -- Trump's inhumanity before a victim of rape -- Lost and found in Hemingway's Spain -- Two deaths and my life -- Requiem for a dream -- A silent Spring is saying something -- There is no way out but through -- Come back, New York, all is forgiven -- Despotism and democracy in the age of the virus -- no return to "the old dispensation" -- The masked versus the unmasked -- President Trump is a doughnut -- "Get your knee off our necks" -- The outcry over "both sides" of journalism -- "Let freedom ring" from Georgia -- Last testiment of Maurice the rooster -- The most dangerous phase of Trump's rule -- The tenacity of the Fraco-American ideal -- Fighting the virus in Trump's plague -- Trump's Corona coronation -- Trump's last stand for white America -- Freedom as the muzzle of a Glock -- The peope versus Donald Trump -- Au revoir but not adieu
Abstract "A collection of the finest New York Times columns written by Roger Cohen, and an extended commentary on the years in which he wrote them"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Bibliography noteIncludes index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Cohen, Roger. Columns. Selections Affirming flame. First edition New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023 9780593321539
LCCN 2022027151
ISBN9780593321522 hardcover
ISBN0593321529 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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