Hendrik Hertzberg has written for the New Yorker, off and on, for a total of thirty years — from 1969 to 1976 as a "Talk of the Town" reporter and from 1992 on as an editor and staff writer. Earlier, he was a San Francisco correspondent for Newsweek and a junior officer in the US Navy. Between New Yorker stints he was President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter and editor of the New Republic. A four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Hertzberg is the author of Politics: Observations & Arguments (2004), a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and of ¡Obámanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era (2009).
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