Generalissimo El Busho by Ted Rall
Essays & Cartoons on the Bush Years

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Ted Rall is best known for saying today what will become conventional wisdom tomorrow. His GENERALISSIMO EL BUSHO is the ultimate chronicle of the most polarizing presidency in modern American history, a brilliantly tragicomic week-by-week dissection of the Bush Administration's follies and crimes as seen by America's most courageous editorial cartoonist and political writer.

Ted Rall, who has traveled and reported from the world's hottest trouble spots, recognizes a dictator when he sees one. And he doesn't scare easily. Having seized power extraconstitutionally, Bush and his cabal of corrupt businessmen made it obvious that they intended to rule with ruthless zeal. Unlike most of his fellow journalists, however, Rall refused to be cowed--even in the wake of 9/11. Others came out of the woodwork during 2003, but Ted Rall's ferocious denunciations of our ersatz president and his assaults on our precious freedoms stood virtually alone during the flag-waving weeks and months following the attacks on New York and Washington. And unlike every other commentator, Rall used two different forms of media--cartoons and essays--to speak brutally honest truth to power even as he fended off death threats.

Brave, uncompromising and fiercely devoted to traditional American values of freedom and integrity, Ted Rall's GENERALISSIMO EL BUSHO collects the best of his hilarious cartoons and brutally honest essays during the Bush years.

 

About Ted Rall

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Columnist, cartoonist, graphic novelist and independent war journalist Ted Rall is the winner of numerous awards and honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Problems of the Disadvantaged (twice) and a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of 16 books, including the Generation X polemic Revenge of the Latchkey Kids, The Anti-American Manifesto, and To Afghanistan and Back, the first book about the US invasion of Afghanistan. Outspoken and often controversial, Ted Rall is a frequent guest on Fox News, Al Jazeera and Russia Today TV. He holds a bachelors degree with honors in history from Columbia. He lives in New York.
 
Published June 1, 2004 by NBM Publishing. 208 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Even when the country was rallying around President Bush, syndicated cartoonist and columnist Rall remained in a state of outrage—one he effectively maintains throughout this book, a set of essay-like meditations on a Pinochetesque figure he calls "Generalissimo El Busho."

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