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The Bush-hater's handbook : an A-Z guide to the most appalling presidency in the past 100 years
Huberman, Jack.
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Publication Information:
New York : Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
xiv, 337 pages; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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E902 .H83 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Bush-Haters Handbook is a godsend to those looking for a concise, mordantly entertaining overview of the Bush record from a liberal perspective, or those who want to arm themselves with talking points, facts, and figures for debates with conservatives, and at those seeking the perfect holiday gift book for that certain, special Bush-hater in their lives--or for a Bush-lover they hope to rescue from the outer darkness. Summarizing, detailing, and bewailing all of the more important Bush administration outrages, and some of the more trivial ones, this book is the brainchild of Jack Huberman, a former Canadian who took up U.S. citizenship just so he could vote against Dubya in 2000. Topics range from abortion, AIDS, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and Ashcroft, to women and workplace safety. Other major topics include budget and taxes, civil liberties, death penalty, defense spending, education, environment, gun , health care, homeland security, Iraq, judicial nominations, "nucular" weapons, patients' rights, privacy, public land, September 11 and the war on terror, and social security. In between are a variety of smaller topics, such as Bush's language abilities (featuring a selection of priceless Bushisms). The pages are also enlivened by sidebars, "boxed" lists, and political cartoons.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

There's no lack of tomes for Bush-haters these days, but for those who want their arguments boiled down into easy-to-digest chunks, this is the book to get. It covers what Huberman calls Bush's "domestic war" on America's economic, environmental and social interests. Presenting its subjects in alphabetical order-from "Abortion, Birth Control and Reproductive Health" to "Welfare 'Reform,'" the book takes a less venomous tone than its title might suggest. Instead of ranting, Huberman concentrates on giving solid facts about Bush's policies and their real impact in American lives. Under the topic of "Education," for instance, an issue Bush had said would be a priority, Huberman contends that the "No Child Left Behind" program has financially crippled rather than helped public schools. Readers who want specific information to back up their opposition to what Huberman calls Bush's "anti-worker, anti-consumer, anti-public" policies will find plenty of ammunition here. (Feb.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.