Democracy: The Painted Whore by Hal O'Boyle Buy It At Amazon! Funny, extreme, always provocative essays [53 of 'em, all less than 1,000 words] on the illusions and delusions of America's Imperial Age. There is something in this book to intrigue, annoy, or outrage just about anyone. Get your copy before it is banned by the Department of Homeland Security. The author accepts no responsibility for what may happen to those who carry copies onto commercial airliners.