I shelve this with history and nonfiction with "tongue firmly in cheek." I did not feel that all the attempts at humor in this book came off as well as intended and the vulgarity was gratuitous in my opinion. Copyright 2004 - inclusion of topical material dates this book a little but as far an understanding "Government Inaction" things have only gotten worse. The great inventiveness of the schoolbook layout did make me wish that the writers of real text books for children/youth would include so much energy and more controversy and humor in real texts. Textbook authors could learn a lot by looking at this book.