Here it is, at last the awful truth is revealed: the wages of a punk rock 'n' comics life are... crotchety middle-aged libertarianism. Well, at least in the case of one P. Bagge. Read it and weep – or laugh – or, most likely, both: you won't know how you react until you actually confront these four color comics on the printed page. Are you ready? Do you think you can take it? Fantagraphics sez: Fans of Peter Bagge's Hate comic may not realize he's been contributing comic-strip opinion pieces to Reason magazine for the last several years... finally collected in this volume. Although a libertarian, Bagge is hardly dogmatic, and most of the pieces undermine traditional party lines in favor of a rather personal, rational and informed take on hot-button issues: Favorite topics include the erosion of our civil liberties, ongoing boondoggles of the American public, the Iraq war, politicians both in general and in particular, and the conservative/religious war on sex. Each piece features Bagge himself front and center as the puzzled, indignant, or deeply conflicted everyman-on-the-street trying to make sense of this 21st century.