Election Fiction Print

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As the November 2012 election approaches, Bookmarks magazine collected some of the classics of election-themed fiction dealing with political campaigns and elections in all their brutal, glorious permutations. Writers across time have identified common themes of our political life: "the very human urge for power; the bribery and 'buying' of some elections; the fear and excitement of change; the corruption of governments; the struggle to steer the honest course." (from Bookmarks July/August 2012)