Megan Harlan
October 11, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Downsize This! Random Threats From an Unarmed American

Current Status
In Season
Michael Moore
Politics and Current Events, Comic Novels, Pop Culture

We gave it an B+

Michael Moore is just impudent, fearless, and funny enough to qualify as the Left’s most media-savvy rabble-rouser. In Downsize This! Random Threats From an Unarmed American, the director of 1989’s Roger & Me (which focused on General Motors factory closings in Flint, Mich.) and star of TV Nation tackles, in three dozen flashy chapters, such hot-button issues as illegal aliens (”We’ve got lots of space. Montana! Alaska! Downtown Detroit!”) and the country’s worst ”welfare mothers” (like a CEO who spent $20,000 in ”corporate welfare” on golf balls). Moore can be even more brazen than Rush Limbaugh. But, hey, the Right can’t have all the fun. B+

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