In the mid-1930s, Joseph Martin Cunningham wrote a sequel to Gulliver’s Travels. Intended as a political satire about the follies of America during the Great Depression, it seems surprisingly topical today. The parodies of Wall Street’s financial scandals, the influence of lobbyists, the Congressional reconciliation process, earmarks, and political financing seem to be drawn out of today’s headlines. It has been edited and published by his son, in the hopes that Americans 75 years later will be amused and recognize that our foibles are not so new after all.
There’s a New Shuffle in Lilliput is now available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major booksellers.
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