[Marxism] Savage Mules

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jul 23 09:21:05 MDT 2008

If you stop in at your nearby Barnes and Noble, you will usually find 
current affairs and political books prominently displayed on a table 
close to the front door. Inevitably, there will be a slew of books with 
titles like “How George W. Bush turned the U.S.A. into the Rottenest 
Country in the World” or “Why the Republican Party is Making You Sick”, 
etc. written by people from Air America, the Nation Magazine or 
Salon.com. Since the Republican Party has become so tainted by nearly 8 
years of malfeasance in the White House, conservative books have 
suffered a bit of an understandable decline.

What you will not find is anything quite like Dennis Perrin’s “Savage 
Mules”, a slashing attack on the Democratic Party so badly needed in a 
time when so many false hopes are now invested in the party of “peace” 
and “progress”. “Savage Mules” is a pithy, sharp and funny survey of 
Democratic presidencies (and failed bids) going back to Woodrow Wilson 
that takes no prisoners. While it was written prior to the rise of 
Obamamania, it would certainly provide a useful corrective to a “change” 
campaign that seems to be recycling the centrism of the past 30 years at 

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/savage-mules/

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