"William A. Cook’s Age of Fools is an attempt to relocate our society where it belongs. It is an injection of intense humanism, a celebration of creative thinking that encourages creative reading."
— Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-born British Jazz Artist, Author & popular Critical Analyst of Mid-East and Global Affairs
"Bill Cook is the Barbara Tuchman of our time.
This is a courageous book, not the brawny courage of the warrior, but the deeper courage of the peacemaker and the eloquent courage of the truth-teller, who speaks of things many would rather not hear, even though their very future may depend upon it.
— Jeffrey St. Clair, Editor, CounterPunch
Writes Cook: “From the opening volley of Neo-Con unelected, self-appointed manifestos to take control, to the lies they told the American people through their representatives, to the failure to seek the truth about what took place on 9/11, I have witnessed a cold-blooded group of arrogant men systematically emasculate the rights of the American citizen.
What America was in its birthing, it is no longer.”
Labeling this era “Age of Fools” in the tradition of 15th century Sebastian Brant’s “Ship of Fools” and embellishing his work with artwork by Edward Beardsley, Cook writes: “How ironic that the self-proclaimed righteous, the born again Christian Zionists and the Jewish Zionists wheedle their way into their respective governments, preaching the Devil’s agenda, using superstition, deception and hypocrisy. In the process they destroy the true and permanent tenets of Christianity and the founding principles of Democracy.
America, in short, mirrors the arrogance of the Israeli state under… right-wing Zionist groups that constitute its government… With Israel, driven by its god of war, we are the twin demons of destruction that live in constant fear of all peoples who would rather die than be subjugated, exploited, or oppressed.”
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William A. Cook is a Professor of English at the University of La Verne in Southern California, where he served for 13 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs before assuming his faculty position in 2001.
Prior to coming to California, he served as a Dean of Faculty, Chair of Department of English and faculty member at several private and public institutions in four eastern states.
More information is available on William A. Cook's web site.
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