Monday, August 16, 2004

I Hate George Bush Syllabus

American Liberalism: Joys of Being a Democrat /I Hate George W. Bush
POLI-SCI 401.1 (Seminar) 4 credit hours
Fall 2004


Carville (emeritus), Soros (Jimmy Carter Scholar), Springsteen (Professors Aide)

Guest Lecturers:

Al Gore, Saddam Hussein, Howard Dean, Yasser Arafat, Jesse Jackson, Jaques Chirac, Richard BenVeniste, Osama Bin Laden.


POLI-SCI 51 50 Ways to Hate Your Country

ENG-COMP 51 Ebonics

SOC-ANTH 51 Anywhere but Here

*Students who took MATH 331 Logic, PHIL 231 Logic or ENG-COMP 321 Critical Inquiry are barred from this course.


This course will spend the next 13 weeks discussing the numerous reasons why everyone in the world should hate George W. Bush. The reading deals with the complexities of hatred giving particular attention to aspects of George W. Bush's (1) whiteness (2) maleness (3) republicanism (4) southern drawl (5) anti-intellectualism/democraticism. There will be no exams or papers, only memorization of mantras.

Required reading:

The Three Little Pigs: Buy the White House (Dan Piraro)

Worse than Watergate: the Secret Presidency of George Bush
(John Dean)

The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception
(David Corn)

Is Our Children Learning: The Case against George W. Bush (Paul Begala)

Big Bush Lies: the 20 most telling lies of George W. Bush (Jerry Barrett)

Warrior King: The Case for Impeaching George Bush (John Bonifaz)

The I Hate George Bush Reader: Why Dubya is Wrong About Absolutely Everything
(Clint Willis)

American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush

Imperial Hubris (Anonymous)

Obliviously On He Sales: The Bush Administration in Rhyme (Calvin Trillin)

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O’Neill

Bushwhacked: Life in George Bush’s America (Molly Ivins)

The Dirty Truth: the Oil and Chemical Dependency of George W. Bush (Rick Abraham).

The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush (Peter Singer)

Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy (Robert Kennedy Jr.)

Cruel and Unusual: Bush and Cheney’s New World Order (Mark Crispin Miller)

The Book on Bush: How George W. Bush is (Mis)leading America (Eric Alterman and Mark Green)

The Bush Hater’s Handbook: A Guide to the Most Appalling Presidency in the Past 100 years

Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them
(Al Franken)

Dude, Where’s My Country
(Michael Moore)

Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney/Bush Junta
(Gore Vidal)

Why are We At War (Norman Mailer)

Against All Enemies: Inside America’ War on Terror
(Richard Clarke)

Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America
(Ariana Huffington)

The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq (Chrstopher Scheer, Robert Scheer and Lakshmi Chaudhry)

Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk (Maureen Dowd)

Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and The Stifling of Democracy (Lewis Lapham)

Hegemony or Survival
(Noam Chomsky)

Secondary Reading:

Big Lies (Joe Conason)

Had Enough: A Handbook for Fighting Back (James Carville and Jeff Nussbaum)

Casualty of War: the Bush Administration’s Assault on a Free Press (David Dadge)

The W Effect: Bush’s War on Women (Laura Flanders)

Bush Must Go: The Top Ten Reasons Why George Bush Doesn’t Deserve a Second Term (Bill Press)

Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take it Back
(Jim Hightower.)

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