A penetrating look at modern American politics and the partisan culture that feeds off its turmoil
Peter Swirski is a professor of American studies at the University of Hong Kong, the author of From Lowbrow to Nobrow and editor of I Sing the Body Politic: History as Prophecy in Modern American Literature.
"Ars Americana is fascinating and original - and the subject of
political literature is endlessly interesting and important.
Written with a certain verve which carries the reader along!"
Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States
"A provocative and energetic book that reaches out beyond academia in an attempt to define the nature of American political literature." Financial Times
"Peter Swirski has presented us with a soundly researched, passionate, and beautifully written work - a Jeremiad about other Jeremiads, and a powerful critique of American society and politics as reflected in American media and popular culture." Arthur As