Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From ReaganA?s Workplaces to ClintonA?s Columbine and Beyond
Mark AmesISBN: 1932360824; 978-1932360820;
An eye-opening look at the phenomenon of school and workplace shootings in America, Going Postal explores the rage-murder phenomenon that has plagued ? and baffled ? America for the last three decades, and offers some provocative answers to the oft-asked question, "Why?" By juxtaposing the historical place of rage in America with the social climate that has existed since the 1980s ? when Reaganomics began to widen the gap between executive and average-worker earnings ? the author crafts a convincing argument that these schoolyard and office massacres can be seen as modern-day slave rebellions. He presents many fascinating and unexpected cases in detail. Like slave rebellions, these massacres are doomed, gory, sometimes even inadvertently comic, and grossly misunderstood. Taking up where Bowling for Columbine left off, this book seeks to set these murders in their proper context and thereby reveal their meaning.