What's gone wrong in the land of the free? Jack Huberman's bestseller, The Bush-Hater's Handbook, exposed the iniquities and idiocies of George W. Bush's first term in the White House. Now in Bushit! he reveals that, just when you thought things couldn't get much worse, they already have. Huberman denounces the Bushies' seemingly unstoppable drive to turn the United StatesWhat's gone wrong in the land of the free? Jack Huberman's bestseller, The Bush-Hater's Handbook, exposed the iniquities and idiocies of George W. Bush's first term in the White House. Now in Bushit! he reveals that, just when you thought things couldn't get much worse, they already have. Huberman denounces the Bushies' seemingly unstoppable drive to turn the United States into 'one big Texas' - a cowboy-booted, God-fearing, gun-and-death-penalty-loving, semi-theocracy, wholly owned and operated by the corporate sector. He also reveals how Iraq has been turned into a Bushite state of rampant war profiteering and juicy oil and military contracts for Bush's buddies, the drastic reduction of civil liberties at home and of aid programs overseas, the $2m Presidential yacht and the most expensive Inauguration celebrations in US history...and much, much more...
|Title||:||Bushit!: How The Bush Crew Is Wrecking America And Endangering The World|
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|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
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Bushit!: How The Bush Crew Is Wrecking America And Endangering The World Reviews
One of the cornucopia of anti-George Bush books12 February 2010 This is another of the many books that I have read attacking the Bush Administration. Sometimes I wonder that now Bush is history if all of the Bush bashers have been left wondering what to do with their time (a lot of them are now attacking the American system of government as it stands since Obama has not brought about the change that he promised he would in 2008). Granted, there is a lot of things that the Bush administration did that I did not agree with (such as invading Iraq) but with the number of books that hit the shelves attacking his administration is simply mindboggling. This particular book I picked up in a newsagent in Sydney for less than $5.00, and that was when Bush was still in power. Simply goes to show that supply on the subject easily outstripped demand. Was there anything in this book that actually said anything new? No, not really. There is the typical attack on the birth control industry (a favourite of the Bush Bashers considering the fundamentalist stance that Bush took upon entering office) and corporate war profiteering (which is nothing new to the Bush administration, though the actions of Halliburton in Iraq simply cannot be justified). Is it a book that I would recommend people read? Probably not because there are much better books out there that attempt to bring out the problems of capitalism (and since the two companies that control 90% of the world's water are both French companies, this is not something that is limited to the United States). Should we be holding our leaders accountable? Most definitely! Would a similar book be able to be published in Iran (or Russia)? Definitely not, well, okay, a book attacking American capitalism would be readily available, but a book attacking the Iranian president, or even the supreme religious council would most likely be taken from the shelves and burnt along with the author. Despite all of the problems that the Bush Administration created (including the Global Financial Crisis) we should still remember that we live in a democracy and we can walk down main street waving anti-government placards (though don't try doing it in your local shopping centre, that is private property - democracy doesn't apply there). Well, maybe describing our system as a Democracy is stretching it a bit far, but since we do have rights and we do have freedoms, going as far as describing it as a plutocracy is stretching it a bit as well (though it does appear that our leaders do want to take us this way – a way that America is currently hurtling at incredible speeds).
A previous comment said this book didn't provide anything new, but, for me, it did. (in a big way)Coming from the UK, I was not appraised of the inner workings of the US political system, nor of some of the historic issues, so I found it extremely enlightening - in a dark way. (if you know what I mean) Now, call me naive if you like, but I was grateful to have the opportunity to educate myself in all of this stuff - though, when you get it all at once like I did it is a bit overwhelming to say the least. I was shocked (on a biblical scale) and quite astounded by this book. I have had reason to study just some narrow aspects of certain things since I read this book, and I found my understanding was helped enormously by having read this informative work. I found it quite readable, and entirely fascinating.I actually think this book is still very important today as I am sure there will be a lasting legacy from this period. Although the man is gone, the ramifications of his term of power will be with us all for a very long time. No doubt the same political machinery is still turning too. I think everyone in the world should read this book. The position of US President is possibly one of the most powerful in the world and impacts us all. Perhaps even more relevant to those of us who are not US Citizens as it is a very useful insight to how the US functions politically. I don't think it does the US any great favours diplomatically, but then again, I would like to read similar reports on other world leaders, including our own and those in Europe.