Saturday, December 28, 2013

Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush: More Political Subversion

2004, possibly first edition, from Viking
Jim Hightower
Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush: More Political Subversion
Original and purchase price unknown
Hardcover in pretty good condition except for torn dustjacket

Unlike Michael Moore (coming up twice later in '04, for reasons I'll explain then), Hightower seems to be more interested in domestic policy than foreign, although they overlapped when it came to Attorney General Ashcroft, who did indeed say, "To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics only aid terrorists."  So there's a lot more here about the environment and the economy than on wars and elections, but that was true of Hightower's Dead Armadillos book in the days of Clinton.  

To mix things up a bit, this time there are illustrations and puzzles, the latter solvable if you've read the chapter, sort of like in a junior/senior-high Civics class.  You could probably guess the five-letter word for "Former President who looks like the Jolly Green Giant [environmentally] compared to George W," even if you hadn't read the chapter, since there were then only five possibilities.  (No, I don't count Van Buren.)

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