Monday, May 07, 2012

If You Missed 1984, Don't Worry... We're Livin' It Now

In today's 'toon, Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck engages in colloquy about the war on terror with Sparky the Wonder Penguin. In our parallel universe, Rachel Maddow has written a book — Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power (2012) — that sits atop today's NY Fishwrap's Best-Seller (Non-Fiction) List. Maddow argues that it has become too easy for the USA to wage war. The Sensible Woodchuck says "Whatever...." about the war on terror. George Orwell was dead-right about wars on whatever in 1984 (1949, 1977). If this is a (fair & balanced) example of art imitating life, so be it.

[x This Modern World
Circular Debate
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.

Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]

Copyright © 2012 Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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