A Bush & Botox World
AK Press, 2007 - 301 páginas
"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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Staving children in sudan, teenagers undergoing lifestyle experiments? Who the hell does this writer think they are. I am a white South African teacher working in Sudan for almost 4 years now. What starving natives, where? There are extremely rich Sudanese here, yes there is some poverty but nothing like this! reality TV? Teenagers could get a thrill od reality tv, What a racist, condescending statement, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I will forward this extract to the Sudanese government in the States, it's a disgrace! Shame on you.
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