Our Gang review ´ 3

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Our Gang review ´ 3 Ý ❮Download❯ ➾ Our Gang ➹ Author Philip Roth – Horticulturetrader.co.uk A ferocious political satire in the great tradition Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M NixonIn the character of Trick E Dixon Roth shows us a man A ferocious political satire in the S us a man who outdoes the severest cynic a peace loving uaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn’t have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self defense. It helps to know about or remember the administration of Richard M Nixon to laugh out loud as I did while reading Roth's great satire but it's not necessary Our Gang certainly satirized Nixon as well as Spiro Agnew several Democrats and a cadre of famous news reporters and commentators but far beyond that it satirizes cynical political opportunism that uses rhetoric that sounds reasonable to twist reason into unrecognized train wreckage no matter the time or placeThe book opens with Trick E Dixon's stated position in favor of the rights of the unborn as actually stated in a uote from Richard M Nixon at the beginning of the 1994 edition I read He plans to show his support by introducing a Constitutional Amendment giving them the vote expecting to secure their votes for himself It rises to his wag the dog attack on Copenhagen created to distract voters from a Boy Scout protest that he decisively stomps down Dixon unlike Nixon is assassinated but the double talk or Orwellian White House Spokesmen and wily politicians deny the obvious until it can no longer be ignoredThroughout Dixon and his advisers pull all of the moves we might decry in today's politics The media goes along blandly asking predictable uestions that allow twisting of words into bits and pieces of good sounding nonsense One difference today is that of the political operatives are part of the media today think Limbaugh Fox News All is revealed as a circus of absurdity designed to distract voters from reality while consolidating power to Tricky Dixon but name your least or most favorite politician or world leader to fill in the blankThe final chapter of Roth's wonderful book might explain the post Nixon rise of Fundamentalism in general and the Tea Party in particular In the final chapter Dixon has descended into Hell and debates Satan in an attempt to win an election for the office of Devil To explain today's fill in the Fundamentalist Political Movement of the Religion of Your Choice Here Dixon must have won His new programs are now evident amid the religious distortions hypocrisy and viciousness of this surging FundamentalismCalling for bold new programs in Evil that will overturn God's kingdom and plunge men into eternal death he goes on to point out that a major part of the problem is that at least one half of the people presently on earthno longer believe in the existence of Hell let alone its influence in world affairs And maybe Satan is satisfied that the Devil the highest official in the underworld once the very symbol of nefariousness to millions is considered in the upper regions to have absolutely no power at all over the decisions made there by men Fundamentalists of every persuasion seem determined to re connect us to concepts of the Devil Satan and the Evil influences of not their belief not their way of living Dixon apparently won that election Roth hints at and his minions are on the loose here and abroad in terrorist circles and Tea Party hypocrisies trying to get than half of us to once again fear the Devil as only the Devil would want us to do

Philip Roth ô 3 summary

A master politician with an honest sneer he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts declaring war on Pro Pornography Denmark all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting publ. Crazy Had not read any Philip Roth My wife thoughtfully picked this up for real cheap at the local library retired book sale An interesting interpretation of the Nixon WH including the real villian Curt Flood and Denmark Good satire and all the relevant considerin current WH occupant

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Our GangA ferocious political satire in the great tradition Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M NixonIn the character of Trick E Dixon Roth show. I read this in one sitting taking a six hour bus ride from ueen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala I can never read for than an hour or so especially on buses crying kids no AC loud lingala on the stereo but not with this book Read it right through no hiccups Our Gang is uite the humourous satire of 1970s America The President's called Trick E Dixon Vice President's called Blurb etc It's not funny haha but it keeps you giggling all through The writing is typical Philip Roth smooth short succinct a little highbrow but all the way interesting