24 June 2005
[This essay is an updated version of my original piece, ‘Frauds-R-US‘, and written for ‘Devastating Society’, edited by Bernd Hamm, Pluto Press, 2005. Due to space restrictions, I had cut down the size of this essay for the print version. WB]
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That a family with so many skeletons in its collective closet could have produced two presidents of the world’s most powerful nation should have every last one of us wondering whether the world has gone completely mad. Perhaps it has. This may be the lesson we need to learn from the Bush Family Saga, that far from being an exception to the rule, it is the rule because they and the class and “race” they represent write the rules. Most important of all is the fact that the Bush family is not an aberration, but symbolic of the nature of US imperialism and how it came to be.