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MacTeague's undoing begins late one night when some drunken students impulsively "kidnap" White, Brewster College's renowned mascot mule, and deposit him on the front porch of the president's house. MacTeague is not home, and his efforts to cover up his whereabouts at the time of the braying mule's delivery start him skidding down the slope to political ruin. Connected plot lines spoof worship of unregulated markets, "politically correct" academic culture, sensation-mongering journalism, and networking among the privileged as this comic romp unfolds.
About the author:
Richard Fallon has been a professor at Harvard Law School since 1982. He has written numerous books and articles on law, primarily focusing on constitutional law. Stubborn as a Mule is his first novel.
Posted March 28, 2010
Stubborn as a Mule is a great read, a cross between Buckley's political farces and Russo's academic satires. It is also very prescient in anticipating the rise of the tea party movement and the absurdity that increasingly seems to dominate the far right in this country. A quick and enjoyable novel, with well-developed characters and a very fun plot. Highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 6, 2010