by Ted Rall
Seven Stories Press
In one of the most radical books published in decades, cartoonist/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.
"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
Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Ted Rall is a 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." He is the illustrator of the full-length comic in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, written by Greg Palast and the new Snowden.