The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker, and Bad Conscience in America Setting & Symbolism

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9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Norman Mailer makes the case that the Bush administration exploited the attacks of 9/11 for their own purposes: the invasion of Iran and a push for world dominance.

Iraqi War

The Bush Administration used non-existent "weapons of mass destruction" to help convince the American people that the US must invade Iraq. No weapons were ever discovered and the war led to the death of thousands of US soldiers and many more innocent Iraqis.

Fahrenheit 9/11

"Fahrenheit 9/11" is a documentary film about the Bush administration's reaction to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the lies told by the President and his executive staff that led America to the invasion of Iraq.

2004 Presidential Election

There is much focus on the 2004 Presidential election in this work. Both John and Norman wanted John Kerry to be elected and drive George W. Bush out of office.

The Big Empty

The title of the book...

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