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The Unraveling of the Bush Presidency

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From the events of 9/11 to the recent midterm elections, the last six years of US history have been tumultuous beyond all expectations. Howard Zinn describes a time when catastrophic machinations of war have dictated US foreign policy, and voices of resistance have appeared in the unlikeliest of places.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Seven Stories Press (first published 2007)
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Chris Lilly
Oct 07, 2014 Chris Lilly rated it liked it
Shelves: essays, politics
Tiny pamphlet outlining reasons to despise mini-Bush, but not actually offering much of substance.
Not hard to read, and it's got a quite substantial reading list, which is sort of useful.
Alicia
Jun 25, 2008 Alicia rated it liked it
I get the feeling that Howard Zinn is tired. This recent book, a short work of less than fifty pages, exemplifies Zinn's trademark economy of writing, but it lacks the underlying drive and passion of his other pieces. I had the impression while reading - which took me little more than ten minutes - that the tract was meant to be read years in the future, a succinct addition to a time capsule, giving a general description of the state of the union under the Bush regime for those who hadn't experi ...more
Sarah Beth
Jan 22, 2016 Sarah Beth rated it liked it
Although out-of-date and it only rehashed what has been said many times before, it is still largely truthful and the truth always bears repeating.
Gregg
Aug 14, 2007 Gregg rated it did not like it
Nothing new in here, and the writing isn't signature Zinn--he relies on "according to the New York Times" to make some of his points, rather than the firsthand accounts of people through diaries, speeches, poetry and other media that made his "People's History" so powerful. As an additional chapter, it doesn't hold up, and I say that as a longtime Zinn admirer. The September articles in the Atlantic Monthly about Karl Rove and Bush's speechwriting team is time better spent this month.
Cory
May 02, 2008 Cory rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007
Zinn has a fabulous way of stating the truth, whether people like it or not. He is to be admired for his chutzpa.
The book is very condensed so there is not much opportunity for depth, but Zinn covers a lot of ground in a few pages. It may help to gain a deeper understanding of the issues(more non-fiction reading, not the papers!)for those who read these concepts for the first time.
Gina
Jan 09, 2008 Gina rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This is just a slim Zinn tome with not much editorializing. It simply accounts the key events that led us all to believe Bush was full of B.S.
Zöe Yu
Jul 27, 2011 Zöe Yu rated it it was ok
Shelves: american
Short but good
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Howard Zinn was a historian, playwright, and social activist. He was a shipyard worker and Air Force bombardier before he went to college under the GI Bill and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs ...more
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