United States of America: AK Press, 2020. T. L. Simons. Reprint. Paperback. 45pp. Sextodecimo [16.5 cm] Illustrated wraps. New. Item #59178
From the publisher:
In this brilliant and hilarious political fable, Leslie Kaplan imagines a series of crimes occurring throughout France. In each, a subordinate kills someone in a superior position, typically with an object used in their workplace. These acts clearly express widespread anger and indignation, but the media and public figures are loathe to admit such motivations, which would reveal that social violence originates from above, not below. This denial of reality creates another thread of joyful, dark satire: the fumbling of “experts” who mobilize theory after theory to analyze what is happening, without admitting that the events could have any political content. The comic effect of this tale invites us all to consider new ways of thinking and living.