Novel Politics

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

As New York reels from political scandal, NPR’s Scott Simon writes about the perils of political succession in his new novel about local Chicago politics, Windy City: A Novel of Politics (Random House, 2008).


Scott Simon

Comments [9]

Jonathan from nyc

How come NPR guys pronounce their "s" funny but only some of the time where is this affectation from?

Mar. 11 2008 01:11 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Dick Gregory was on a panel discussion that aired this past Sunday on Tavis Smiley's radio show. I didn't hear all of it, but the YouTube video might even be from that event.

Mar. 11 2008 11:33 AM
Mr Judgment from ny

Anyone who thinks coming out against the iraq war in the time when Obama did is totally forgetting the atmosphere in the country at this time.

I work with Libs ... and they were pro war. The freeking NY Times was Pro war.

Hillary voted not with the crowds in the street but rather with her personal ambitions.


Mar. 11 2008 11:30 AM
Zak Rouse from Brooklyn, NY

God I wish I could call in today, but I'm stuck at work. Having moved to New York, I have to say, I miss the municipal theatre of Chicago politics. From the Council Wars of my youth with Luke Skytalker (aka Harold Washington) and Darth Vyrdolyak (Fast Eddy), to Bilandic losing over snow, to Richie doing in Meigs Field out of a personal taste; there is no better city for political theatre than Chicago.

Mar. 11 2008 11:18 AM
Linda from Queens

By the way, great accent, although I do think that Chicagoese was fairly limited to the working class south side. I cringe every time I hear Mayor Daley.

Mar. 11 2008 11:17 AM
Emily from Manhattan

As a former Chicagoan, I have only one thing to say: Long live King Daley!

I also must admit that I'm very excited you're interviewing Scott Simon - one of my very favorite NPR people.

If he doesn't mind answering, what part of Chicago is Mr. Simon from?

Mar. 11 2008 11:13 AM
barry from manhattan

Scott Simon....ok what does Scott think about Prostitution in Chicago?

Mar. 11 2008 11:13 AM
Robert from NYC


Mar. 11 2008 11:11 AM
Linda from Queens

So true about voting by name. I grew up in Chicago, and if you had an O' or a Mc in front of your surname, you were usually a sure thing for a win. Just look at the roster of elected Cook County judges.

Mar. 11 2008 11:11 AM

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