Stupid White Men Essay

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I. Synopsis
In his most compelling and defensive book to date, Michael Moore returns to the world of politics to size up the new century. Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation attacks the big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men. In his book, Moore calls for the United Nations to take action against the "Bush Family Junta," for African-Americans to place Whites Only signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, and calls on the Democrats of this nation to turn over their headquarters and return to Republican headquarters where they belong.
Stupid White Men is Moore's manifesto on malfeasance and mediocrity. Among his targets in the book are
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B. Approach
As far as approach is concerned, Moore combines several different disciplines in order to present information. On an economic level, he discusses the impact of corporate leadership in political affairs, the effect of corporate mergers, and political decisions such as tax cuts. On other levels he uses a historical discipline, outlining what has happened in past presidencies and how they differ from the Clinton and Bush administrations. Moore even dedicates an entire chapter to the Clinton Administration satirically calling him one of the best Republican presidents we've ever had. Moore's use of several disciplines is relevant due to the fact that he discusses a wide range of topics that are related to the state of the nation. Although, his focus is mainly on politics and the conflict over politics, he seeks to show Americans the entire picture as he sees it.
C. Data Collection
Moore has used several ways of collecting data for this book including observation, interviews, content analysis, and even some participation data. Most of his observational data comes from political campaigns, news reports, television, and investigation. His political contacts are many and he even outlines an interview with Jeb Bush, governor of Florida. Most of his information, however, comes from hundreds of articles from the New York Times and other newspapers, web postings, web sites, political journals,