Friday, August 19, 2011

The 10 best classic political novels

At the Christian Science Monitor Megan Wasson came up with a list of the ten best classic political novels.

One title on the list:
Wag the Dog, by Larry Beinhart

Originally published as "American Hero," Wag the Dog is a satire and conspiracy novel about Operation Desert Storm, positing that the whole thing was engineered to get George Bush reelected. At first ludicrous and then startling, this novel paints the Gulf War as a made-for-TV piece of Americana propaganda in an attempt to call attention to the power of the media.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Wag the Dog also made Michael Kempner's list of the five best books on public relations.

--Marshal Zeringue