TomDispatch - Tomgram: In the Zone with G.I. Joe

War on the Floor: In the Zone with G.I. Joe
Tom Engelhardt lays out a little toy history, noting how the narratives built into toys fail to overlap with actual U.S. history. From Joe's birth in 1964 through the lean years of the Seventies, back into the terrorism-fighting spotlight in the Reagan years and finally competing against Xbox and Playstation titles, Engelhardt traces a great capsule history of consumerism through toy stories.

And knowing is half the battle!


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