The Gospel According to the Fix: An Insider's Guide to a Less than Holy World of Politics
A divine guide to deciphering the sinful world of American politics, from the author of the Washington Post's The FixThe political world is full of acronyms, shortcuts, and lingoes that stand as a barrier to entry for anyone not in the business. The onset of social media has only made that... show more
A divine guide to deciphering the sinful world of American politics, from the author of the Washington Post's The FixThe political world is full of acronyms, shortcuts, and lingoes that stand as a barrier to entry for anyone not in the business. The onset of social media has only made that barrier higher, as insiders tweet furiously to one another in a language most of us can't even understand. Everyday Americans and even political junkies need a how-to manual for understanding what words matter in this arena and why. Enter Brother Chris Cillizza and The Gospel According to the Fix--an essential guide to the wonderfully odd religion of politics. Based on his highly popular blog, The Gospel According to the Fix will teach you something new about politics, no matter who you are and whom you know. In our torturous political climate, this Gospel is the one true source for comprehending what the heck is going on in DC. Chapter and verse, this political Gospel will include parables the likes of: • Why Ron Paul’s candidacy is a lot like the TV show Friday Night Lights• What it takes to be Richard Ben Cramer and write the political classic What It Takes• The top ten negative campaign ads of all time• The top ten issues candidates should be discussing but aren’t because of the economy• The dos and don’ts of surviving a political sex scandal
Publish date: July 10th 2012
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
The Fix of The Washington Post wrote his first book about US Politics. It was a surprisingly fast read, very blog-like, like his work on the WP, (I started it but didn't have a chance to finish it till the weekend) that covers various aspects of the election: why candidates run, what makes a good th...