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Drawing On Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy


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Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy is a collection of Eric J. García’s most unabashed political

cartoons about U.S. history and politics from 2004 to the present. They offer a scathing indictment of

Republicans, Democrats, and the self-proclaimed greatest country on earth. Garcia reconstructs pivotal

moments in history—such as U.S. complicity in the disappearance of forty-three Mexican students,

genocide and torture in Iraq, and femicide along the U.S.—Mexico border—and reflects on the larger

themes of anti-immigration laws, global imperialism, veterans affairs, and the conquest of the Americas.

His cartoons are equally critical of both political parties and of both the United States and Mexico–

lobbing criticism and satire in every direction.

For over a decade García has been serving up inked visuals with the sharpest of political critiques through

a Chicano lens. If you’re looking for funny punch lines, these aren’t the cartoons for you. But if you want

to pull down Uncle Sam’s pants and see what’s really going on, this is your book.

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