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The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed
The Worst Years of Our Lives Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN-13: 9780060973841
ISBN-10: 0060973846
Publication Date: 5/1991
Pages: 275
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Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Paperback
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It's amazing how much light these essays shed on today's political scene. Barbara Ehrenreich is, as always, right on the mark.
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Scandalously funny, furiously indigant, and full of old-fashioned populist affection for the underdog and the little guy, this collections of essays takes us back over the hight points of the eighties: when catsup was upgraded to the status of nutrient, when secular humanism was classified as a religiou cult, and when George Bush said of the federal deficit: 'I am from all these people as to what - not only what the situation is but what we can do about it.'
Ehrenreich goes after not only the Republican right, but also timid liberals, wishy-washy feminists, couch potatoes, and Yuppies, coming up with some surprising new information: that America is suffering not from a man shortage but a man exess, that the family is a threat to free enterprise, that there is a bright side to nuclear war.