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The Beautiful Planet: ours to lose

The Beautiful Planet: ours to lose

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This impassioned anti-war cartoon book by one of America’s foremost illustrators answers again—in visual images and for different countries—the question posed by Norman Mailer 42 years ago in Why Are We in Vietnam?

In other words, why are we half way around the world killing people who h

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Artist, political cartoonist, and illustrator of more than a hundred children's books, Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest t...more