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Author Kelly, Michael, 1957-2003.
Title Things worth fighting for : collected writings / Michael Kelly.
Imprint New York : The Penguin Press, 2004.

Author Kelly, Michael, 1957-2003.
Subject Kelly, Michael, 1957-2003.
Journalists -- United States.
Description xx, 426 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1594200122 (acid-free paper)
9781594200120 (acid-free paper)
0143034936 (pbk.)
9780143034933 (pbk.)
OCLC # 53223685
Table of Contents
 Introduction / Ted Koppel 
 Editor's Foreword / Robert Vare 
IVisions of America1
 King of Cool3
 Girth of a Nation5
 Three Things I've Learned Since Kindergarten7
 Faux Commotion9
 Good Riddance to the "New Man"11
 The Road to Paranoia15
 Imitation Activism40
 Oh, Those Heartwarming Communists42
 The Systematic Corruption of the Catholic Church44
 Getting Hip to Squareness46
 The Nice Column49
IIThe Game51
 Master of the Game53
 Wonk New World79
 A Plea for Diversity82
 The Midlife Crisis of Jesse Jackson84
 Banality and Evil102
 A National Calamity105
 Mass Sentimentality107
 Richard Daley Jr. Gets the Last Laugh109
 Texas-Size Failure124
 But What About Dad?128
 Ted Kennedy on the Rocks130
 Truth Be Told149
IIIThe Age of Clinton153
 A Man Who Wants to Be Liked, and Is155
 The Making of a First Family: A Blueprint161
 Saint Hillary165
 The President's Past178
 Clinton's Escape Clause205
 Bob Dole's Last Hurrah219
 The Reich Stuff227
 The Artful Dodger and the Good Son229
 I Believe231
 I Still Believe233
 A Pathetic Speech - and Untrue235
 Farmer Al239
 Starr Wars: The Twenty-first Century241
 That's Entertainment243
 Conan the VP245
 Clinton Versus Bush247
IVWars and Peace251
 Before the Storm253
 Desert Rat261
 Souk Kook264
 Speech Defect267
 Kiss of Victory270
 The Rape and Rescue of Kuwait City274
 Highway to Hell282
 Rolls-Royce Revolutionaries287
 The Other Hell294
 Back to the Hills298
 The Fear of Death307
 Where Are the Dead?309
 The Visionaries of the Irish Agreement320
 Ignoring Nuclear Threats322
 Arafat Bombs on Opening Night324
 Mideast Myths Exploded348
 When Innocents Are the Enemy351
 Who We Are353
 With a Serious and Large Intent355
 Chicken Little Media357
 Return of the "Chicken Hawks"359
 In a Borrowed Tie361
 Exit Hussein363
 Immorality on the March365
 Who Would Choose Tyranny?367
 A Letter from Kuwait City369
 Battle Stations of the Press372
 The Calm Before374
 Warriors at Work376
 A "Much Tougher" Fight378
 Limited War, So Far380
 Across the Euphrates382
VFamily Wealth385
 Family Wealth387
 The Lure of the Evil Weed389
 Back to You, Tom391
 Some Closing Thoughts393
 Sunshine on My Shoulders394
 Growing Up with Mr. Fixit396
 The Nine Days of Tom and Jack398
 Epilogue: E-Mails from the Front401
 Source Notes417
 Acknowledgments / Madelyn Kelly427
 About the Author428

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