How the Russians Inv

John Leo, Author Delacorte Press $15 (176p) ISBN 978-0-385-29758-5
A former writer at Time , Leo developed a following for his satiric pieces for that magazine and other media. Reprinted here are zingers from these sources, aimed at whatever tempted the journalist's pitiless observations on society. His would-be trendy couple, Ralph and Wanda, debate changes wrought on sexual relations by the feminist movement, these notes alternating with articles such as that about America's theft of the Soviet national sport. Leo's attack on ``journalese,'' singling out oxymorons from the Pentagon (``Peacekeeper missiles,'' ``build-down''), calls for laughs, cheers and tears. So does his musing on Ronald Reagan who, he believes, sometimes confused the movies with real life. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/06/1989
Release date: 07/01/1989
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