Dennis Perrin is on of my favorite bloggers. He is also one of the best pundits in the country. But because he keeps writing things like this, we don’t get to see him on CNBC or Fox News. No one likes a know-it-all. And people like having their ignorance pointed out even less.
Basically the book details how important the Democrats have been to maintaining the US imperial state for the last century. It certainly makes this case, and helped to push me even further Left. It shows how vulnerable we all are to the propaganda spewing forth from inside the beltway.
I guess the thing that was most challenging about this book was that it made me very apathetic towards our government, because it dispelled some of my most cherished Democratic myths (Jimmy Carter openly threatening other countries over oil? I thought he was one of the good ones!). If I can’t believe that one of the two parties represents my beliefs, where can I turn? To the completely marginalized third parties? Community organizing? Screaming at the sky?
I recommend reading this book as a quick primer on just how hypocritical it is for the Democrats to present themselves as the Party of Peace. It is well written and witty, so the pain is numbed, a little.
Buy it at Amazon, or at a subversive basement bookstore near you.