You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!: Remixed War Propaganda

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Stunning, hilarious, and politically incendiary, this full-color poster book reworks classic American World War I and II propaganda into commentaries on war, peace, and patriotism for the post-September 11 era. The forty one-sided posters make fun of war mentality, the Bush White House, Homeland Security, the War on Terror, Ashcroft, the 2000 Presidential election, the military-industrial complex, and much more. Forty posters of yesteryear such as Uncle Sam's "I Want You," and "Loose Lips Sink Ships" are reworked...
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Overview

Stunning, hilarious, and politically incendiary, this full-color poster book reworks classic American World War I and II propaganda into commentaries on war, peace, and patriotism for the post-September 11 era. The forty one-sided posters make fun of war mentality, the Bush White House, Homeland Security, the War on Terror, Ashcroft, the 2000 Presidential election, the military-industrial complex, and much more. Forty posters of yesteryear such as Uncle Sam's "I Want You," and "Loose Lips Sink Ships" are reworked with new messages of peace and protest.
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Publishers Weekly
Former Army Ranger turned antiwar comic book artist Wright had what he calls a moment of clarity after participating in the U.S.'s 1989 invasion of Panama. Feeling that media coverage was blatantly pro-war, but that the post-invasion results for Panama were far from positive, he offers this as a (belated) warning against war on Iraq. Reworking American propaganda posters from WWI and WWII, Wright reveals his satiric take on current events: one poster reads, "Millions of troops are on the move...All To Protect Your Oil Supply! Is your SUV really worth their lives?" In another, a girl sitting in her father's lap asks, "Daddy, why don't YOU or any of your friends from ENRON have to go to war?" And many are messages from the Orwellian-sounding "Ministry of Homeland Security": The Statue of Liberty points to the onlooker and commands, "You! Stop Asking Questions! You're Either With U.S. or You're With The TERRORISTS!" The antiwar contingent will read these and weep, rather than laugh. 40 pages of color illus. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583225844
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2003
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 986,782
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

MICAH IAN WRIGHT is an artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Sunday Guardian (UK), the Washington Post, The Progressive, Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe and the Fox News Channel.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Acknowledgments 11
Introduction: Dissent and Democracy 13
Moment of Clarity 15
Posters and Commentaries 24
Notes 104
Appendix Original Poster Sources 107
About the Authors 118
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    Art and Politics Do Mix Well

    Great combination art of WW2 propaganda posters and critical perspective of the US 'War on Terrorism'. Fun and very insightful.

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