(Government: Justice and Injustic)

Dare to Vote!

Oppen, Monica (illus.)

Sydney: Ant Press, 2012. 16mo. (22)pp. One of fifty copies. An exploration of Australia's system of democracy and of the principle of voting rights, Oppen's book plumbs the ambivalence many modern voters feel toward democracy to analyze the ironies of current governments. The bulk of the book is devoted to a series of linocuts foregrounding the letters of "democracy," pairing these with words that evoke the ambiguity and tensions of modern governance. These appear against a running background of a faceless crowd, a subtle declaration that ultimate decision, in execution and impact, remains with the masses. At the end is a fold-out daring the reader to vote "Yes" or "No" - a nod to the adversities minorities face toward their claims of voting rights - as well as an article by researcher Chris Berg detailing the intricacies of modern democracy, especially regarding its coexistence with capitalism. Bound in screenprinted wrappers backed in cloth. Housed in a four-flap box, which includes two HB pencils. Mild soiling to box, else fine. Item #31045

Price: $375.00

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