Mailer the Politician

Dermot McEvoy of Publishers Weekly writes about Mailer the politician in his “A Different Remembrance: Norman Mailer, Politician” in a mini review of Joe Flaherty’s chronicle Managing Mailer: “It was the Mailer-Breslin ticket that thought up the idea of New York City as the 51st State—and turned the politics of the day on its head. The 51st State never came about, but many of the rallying cries occasionally pop up from time to time in political discussions, even today.”