This isn’t very good of a novella, but it is really funny and interesting and prescient in its way. For one thing, this was written in 1968 as a kind of farcical tale of desperate Democrat operatives looking for a way to subvert the obvious momentum of Nixon in the wake of RFK’s assassination. And so they nominate the indecipherable Cat in the Hat.
And somehow Robert Coover invented Donald Trump years before the would-be shithead was still just dreaming of racially discriminating housing and sexually assaulting women and lying his way into a brain-numbing oblivion.
So anyway, enjoy the quotes below before we all die.
““But who is surviving, Mr. Brown? We are engaged in brutal wars, we live in the shadow of thermonuclear world-death, we continue to exist by virtue of dead forms, cut off from all life, from all being, as much murderers as survivors . . . and