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The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Frank Rich
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Feb 20, 2007

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I learned most of what I know about '80s American politics by watching SNL reruns on Comedy Central; fortunately, future generations won't have to suffer that show to know what's going on right now because they'll be able to read the breezy, current events sum up that is Frank Rich. Putting everything that's happened lately (ca. 2000-2006) in context leads to some valuable insights, especially with Rich's background as a theater/pop culture critic. Exceptional sentence structure, a large vocabularly, and a good sense of humor are a big plus, too. (He's a good writer!) Not the sort of book that will be remembered and reprinted for centuries, it will at least remind you, with dazzling prose, of how clear the case is that Bush & Co. are homicidal liars and the press their servants. It even comes with a valuable timeline that shows you when the Administration specifically lied and how.
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