Great American Hypocrites
Toppling the Big Myths of Republican PoliticseBook - 2008
A takedown of the GOP's deceitful propaganda machine from the hugely popular blogger of Salon.com's Unclaimed Territory and the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic LegacyLong since Americans were wooed by images of Ronald Reagan astride a horse, complete with cowboy hat and rugged good looks, the Republican Party has used a John Wayne mythology to build up its candidates and win elections. Their marketing scheme of evoking brave, courageous, heroic warriors has been so persuasive and strikes such a patriotic nerve, that many citizens have voted based on this manipulative imagery even when they've flat out disagreed with the GOP's positions on key issues. Glenn Greenwald puts this bogus GOP mythology under microscopic critique and successfully argues that none of these men is, in fact, a brave, strong moral warrior--far from it. Rather, most have dodged military duty, have strings of broken marriages...
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