By Peter Swirski

Via a dialogue of numerous paintings and media resembling apocalyptic thrillers, rap, and tv, Swirski debunks the yankee political method, sieving out truth from a sea of bipartisan untruths. enticing with shut research and a number of case experiences, this e-book forges a extra exact photo of latest American tradition and of the US itself.

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His pages are peppered with politically incongruous oneliners, such as, “One of the effects of capitalism is communism” (89). At the opposite end of the scale, he luxuriates in complex dramatic scenes that illustrate how, compelled by strategic, political, or just economic expediency, imperial history then and now looks like one gigantic catch-22. His emotional palette, too, swings from solemn, as during the kangaroo trial of Socrates, to surreal, as when aged Rembrandt muses on the payoffs of imitating paintings by his apprentices which, although imitations of his own, are deemed by the paying public to be more Rembrandt-like.

Having traded ink for acid, he takes the artistic risk of his career by composing a summa historiae that stands out from his oeuvre like a keffiyeh in the Knesset. In the autumn of his career, like the elder, more vitriolic Twain, Heller takes on a subject of epic proportions: the American empire. On a narrative A PICTURE IS WORTH A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS 21 canvas befitting his ambitions in size, he clothes Periclean Athens and the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic in military fatigues in order to juxtapose their spectacular rises and even more spectacular falls with the state of the American union.

Plato was correct to caution that the emotional—which is to say antirational—propensities of the demos can be exploited all too easily. Naked facts and rational arguments seldom prove equal to the manicured iconography and disinformation of publicrelations spinners in the employ of democratically elected autocrats. 8 Injected into national mythology, it is capable of offering solace, instilling psychological cohesion, and even eliciting self-sacrifice in times of trouble. This is why reformist campaigns that attempt to refocus political debates from personalities to issues always face an uphill battle.

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