A Bush & Botox World

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AK Press, 2007 - 301 sider

"Read Saul Landau."--Barbara Ehrenreich

Botox promoters promise to wipe away wrinkles, the signs of aging--the signs of time passing. Such "eternal youth" potions metaphorically help erase the very notion of time itself. In a phony world, increasingly dependent on smoke and mirrors, it is no wonder we look at elected officials like a cheap circus act. Saul Landau travels in and out of America, from the stress-filled cultures of Southern Californian businesspeople and poor towns in Texas, to the wildly booming streets of Hanoi and temples of Angkor Wat, to muse on just how low we have sunk.

The book explores the ironies of a time in which science explores the genetic code and masters the physics of instant global communication technology, while bible thumpers and talkers to Christ advocate medieval crusades to spread their order to infidels. Gore Vidal provides a scabrously funny introduction to a book by an author he says he "loves to steal ideas from."

Saul Landau is an internationally known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker. He has won many awards, including the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, the First Amendment Award, and an Emmy.

 

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Acknowledgements
1
Introduction
7
Spirituality through Shopping
15
George W Bush Won Another Disputed Election in 2004
21
Bush Inherits World Grows Poorer
31
Reagans Last Funeral in a Calgary Coffeeshop
37
The Screenplay
45
Globalization and Its Discontents
53
Luis Posada and Bushs Drinking
157
Man and Movie Terrorist or Saint?
163
Paradise NowMovie or Life?
169
Munich and the Hamas Electoral Victory
175
A Happy Family in a Bush and Botox World
183
Sex and the Country
189
Fidel Promotes Sex Tourism? JFK Rolls Over in his Grave
195
Geriatric Apprehensions
201

Reagan and Bottled Water
59
Bush God and Katrina
65
An Oily Religious Dream
71
New Years 2007
77
Who We Really
85
The 21st Century GuernicaWhere was Picasso?
91
Outsourcing
109
Breaking the Constitution
121
From Sparta to Iraq
127
Istanbul Poem
133
Geezers Make GAS
151
A Ritual in Ashes Tossed from the Mesa
209
Mercury in U S Lakes Cyanide in IndiaTrust the CEOs
217
Derision in Digital
223
Aggression Dominates the Airwaves
231
Missionaries Forever
237
Vietnam Diary March 2006
249
Buy Sex on the Internet and Forget Older Freedoms
277
Notes
283
Index
293
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Saul Landau is an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker. Landau has made fifty films on social, political and historical issues, and human rights. He has won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, the First Amendment Award, the Edgar Allen Poe Award, and an Emmy. He has authored over a dozen books. Gore Vidal is the author of more than twenty books and hundreds of essays. He won the National Book Award in 1993 and has had a string of recent bestsellers including Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, and Imperial America.

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