American Samizdat

Monday, August 26, 2002. *
Text message: Ann Coulter's Slander may currently be number seven at Amazon US. But Amazon political bestsellers also include counterblasts to the current conservative credo: Michael Moore's Stupid White Men at number 32; Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, 86; Noam Chomsky's 9-11, 234.

Michael Moore, on the lecture circuit, says the support of ordinary Americans gives him a 'kinda weird optimism in the people of this country':

'I look out at the auditorium or gymnasium, and I don't see the tree huggers and the granola heads. . . I see Mr. and Mrs. Middle America who voted for George W. Bush, who just lost $60,000 because their 401(k) is gone. And they believed in the American Dream as it was designed by the Bushes and Wall Street, and then they woke up to realize it was just that, a dream.' [Village Voice].
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