No Iraq War Novels? What a Surprise.

Iraq in Books

   Michael Rubin 

The Iraq war has pumped adrenaline into the publishing industry. Whereas five years ago, few bookstores included any selections on Iraq, today dozens of Iraq books line the shelves.

That’s strange — no news of the anti Iraq War novel, Homefront. Or of any other such novel. I haven’t the faintest idea why. Maybe James Petras knows?

I think someone needs to propose A Practical Policy for the ever-vigilant publishing industry, both liberal and conservative, as well as for the liberal engaged novel award, the Bellwether Prize — which gave its most recent prize to a novel about the French and Indian, I mean WWII.

Oh, and we need a PP for Hollywood, as usual.

Iraq War novels — have they been banned? No. No need to.

Ah, well, what’s the point?


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