In the latest edition of Silicon Graffiti, I take a look at anger in American politics. The title derives from the nifty book on the topic by Peter Wood, whom I interviewed near the end of the 2008 election for PJM Political.
- The exterminating Olbermann!
- Terry Tate, sacking Sarah!
- Dehumanizing bumper stickers!
- Code Pink has a plan to stick it to the man!
- Open Mic Night!
- Shocking signs!
- The don’t taze me bro!
- Five Easy Pieces!
- America’s favorite ex-Weatherman!
- And the world’s favorite Teutonic terror tyke!
The Five Easy Pieces clip, which Wood deconstructs in the above video is a tremendous touchstone of early 1970s anger. I had planned to connect it to this passage from David Frum’s 2000 book on the 1970s, How We Got Here, but it would have taken the video above the YouTube-friendly ten minute cut-off mark. Of course, there are so many examples of anger run amok from the 2008 campaign, that this video could have run infinitely longer than that. (There’s a reason why Michelle Malkin’s 2005 book on the topic ran for 256 pages.)
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