Angry Liberal Book Reading

A great opportunity for angry liberals to get out of the house tonight:

City Pages – A List Picks

Elizabeth de la Vega

Former federal prosecutor (and current Nation contributor) Elizabeth de la Vega sets herself no easy task in United States v. George W. Bush et al. The book is a mock-up of a grand-jury indictment of the president (along with the title’s et al.: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and Colin Powell), whom she accuses of defrauding the American people—”in the legal, not merely the colloquial, sense”—during the run-up to the war in Iraq. Her detail-rich case is convincing, but de la Vega’s bigger accomplishment might be that, thanks to a sharp ear for dialogue, she manages to make serving on a grand jury sound like fun. See if she’ll do voices tonight. Free. 7:30 p.m. —Mikael Wood

I share her vision, but don’t understand what this book accomplishes.

2 thoughts on “Angry Liberal Book Reading”

  1. Hmm, my working theory is–
    1) the celebrity effect – americans go ga-ga over celebrities, even the most minor author celebrity being anti-neocon is worth more to the average american than a 100 Lo-fos on the Peace bridge each week.
    2) the book club effect – it gives people the acceptable / casual tool to integrate politics into their book club readings.

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