Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

From: John Williams (
Date: 08 Sep 2006

Kerry wrote
> Last essay I read along these lines was a claim
> that, going back to origins, the new right is actually the new left. I
> guess Wag the Dog might be the fiction example- was there a book?

Yep, American Hero by Larry Beinhart - much more biting than the film - it posits the notion that the first Gulf War was a put up job between Bush Sr and Saddam for their mutual advantage. Beinhart also wrote some pretty decent straight crime novels before that.


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