The Anti-American Manifesto
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  • Paperback
  • 288
  • September 2010
  • 9781583229330

The Anti-American Manifesto

Ted Rall

In arguably the most radical book published in decades, cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse. While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic collapse, Rall sees an opportunity. As millions of people lose their jobs and their homes, they and millions more are opening their minds to the possibility of creating a radically different form of government and economic infrastructure.

But there are dangers. As in Russia in 1991, criminals and right-wing extremists are best prepared to fill the power vacuum from a collapsing United States. The best way to stop them, Rall argues, is not collapse—but revolution. Not by other people, but by us. Not in the future, but now. While it's still possible.

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"Rall is a clever and entertaining writer … The Anti-American Manifesto stands as a polished polemic against the modern American warfare state and the liberals and leftists who protect it through their obstructionism … Essentially, Rall's 'manifesto' is a comprehensive and well-researched call for people to stand up and fight back." —Press Action

"Competently published and well written … It was his intent to make people think … Mr. Rall, you have influenced my thinking." —East Hampton Star

"Whether as an author or award-winning syndicated editorial cartoonist and syndicated columnist and cartoonist, Rall has never hesitated to say what's on his mind. And his new book, The Anti-American Manifesto, actually does call for a revolution right here in the good old U S of A." —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Rall writes with a sweeping fury that makes it easy, sometimes even irresistible, to pause for a minute in busily producing the boot-strapping, can-do, everything's-gonna-be-all-right facade most of us have plastered over whatever disasters the Great Recession has brought us." —

"This great book lays the foundation for the revolution we all know is necessary. This is the book we've all been waiting for. Pick this book up. Read it. And then get ready to fight back." —Derrick Jensen

"Rall's book is packed with great analysis of our current state and appropriate moral outrage. I highly recommend it for the clear-eyed survey of the tides in this giant pot of slowly boiling water where we float and kick about like frogs." —David Swanson, author of Daybreak

About Ted Rall

Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, TED RALL is a radical syndicated political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist, and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. For Seven Stories Press, he is the illustrator of the full-length comic Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps (2012), written by Greg Palast, and the author and illustrator of The Book of Obama (2012), The Anti-American Manifesto (2010), and After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests (Hill and Wang 2014). His graphic biography, Snowden (2015), was called "A dramatic, evocative, thoughtful and very accessible account of one of the most important stories of the century" by Noam Chomsky. Rall's graphic biography of Donald Trump was published in July, 2016.

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