Age of Fools, by William A Cook

Top Quote Age of Fools - William A Cook's literary record of 21st Century madness captured in poems, plays and polemics. End Quote
  • Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) October 20, 2015 - Just released from Dandelion Books is William A Cook's Age of Fools, which comments on US history from the time George W. Bush entered the White House and "inaugurated a decade of deceit and destruction that catapulted the United States into a totalitarian dictatorship that ravaged the world at will" through the current Obama era.

    Age of Fools, a collection of articles, essays and poems, is written in the tradition of 15th century Sebastian Brant's "Ship of Fools" and embellished with satirical drawings by Edward Beardsley.

    Writes Cook: "From the opening volley of Neo-Con unelected, self-appointed manifestos to take control, to the lies they told the American people through their representatives, to the failure to seek the truth about what took place on 9/11, I have witnessed a cold-blooded group of arrogant men systematically emasculate the rights of the American citizen. What America was in its birthing, it is no longer."

    "How ironic," writes Cook, "that the self-proclaimed righteous, the born again Christian Zionists and the Jewish Zionists wheedle their way into their respective governments, preaching the Devil's agenda, using superstition, deception and hypocrisy.

    "In the process they destroy the true and permanent tenets of Christianity and the founding principles of Democracy. America, in short, mirrors the arrogance of the Israeli state under… right-wing Zionist groups that constitute its government… With Israel, driven by its god of war, we are the twin demons of destruction that live in constant fear of all peoples who would rather die than be subjugated, exploited, or oppressed."

    "Bill Cook is the Barbara Tuchman of our time," writes CounterPunch editor Jeffrey St. Clair. "This is a courageous book, not the brawny courage of the warrior, but the deeper courage of the peacemaker and the eloquent courage of the truth-teller, who speaks of things many would rather not hear, even though their very future may depend upon it."

    "William A. Cook's Age of Fools is an attempt to relocate our society where it belongs. It is an injection of intense humanism, a celebration of creative thinking that encourages creative reading," comments Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-born British Jazz Artist, Author & popular Critical Analyst of Mid-East and Global Affairs.

    William A. Cook is a Professor of English at the University of La Verne in Southern California, where he served for 13 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs before assuming his faculty position in 2001. Prior to coming to California, he served as a Dean of Faculty, Chair of Department of English and faculty member at several private and public institutions in four eastern states.

    Age of Fools, published by Dandelion Books, is available as a hard copy book and eBook in all formats at all online bookstores.

    Hard copy global distribution by Ingram Content Group.
    eBook global distribution by EDAPT™.

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