I Sing the Body Politic

Peter Swirski

Cowboy boots as bookends for the Bush Era.

From the back cover:

The end of George W. Bush's imperial presidency means that the wreckage of the republic's political ideals is now subject to a vigorous reassessment. In essays by five senior scholars, major works of American literature and film are analyzed in the context of a larger set of arguments about American injustice at home and across the empire.

"Though a unique combination of scholarship, readability, and what might be described as moral outrage, I Sing the Body Politic makes its point in a very telling way. Beautifully written, and based on an impressive amount of research, it casts a devastating light on the Bush administration and the political order in recent years."