Monday, March 04, 2013

Garry Wills on Doonesbury: "The Best Political Writing of Our Time"

Above: Garry Wills as drawn by Jillian Tamaki for the New York Times.

In Sunday's New York Times Book Review, author Garry Wills cites a fellow Garry with two "Rs," Garry Trudeau, as creating"the best political writing of our time."

What’s your preferred literary genre? Any guilty pleasures? 
Wodehouse deserves no guilt, but is a constant pleasure. So is “Doonesbury,” the best political writing of our time.

If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
Garry Trudeau’s “Signature Wound,” to see what damage Obama has done to thousands of our young people with his stupid wars.

It's delightful how casually Wills seemingly sees no difference in this comic strip, with other authors cited in the interview like John Ruskin and Shakespeare and Wodehouse.

Proceeds from sales of SIGNATURE WOUND benefit The Fisher House.

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