The year 1990 will be remembered for its earth-shattering events. Worldwide tensions were caused by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the destruction of the Berlin Wall resulted in the unification of the two Germanys, and the revolution in Romania ended with the execution of President Nicolae Ceausescu. Nelson Mandela made a historical visit to the United States after his long overdue release from prison in South Africa. The full realization of the staggering cost of the savings and loans bailout began to sink into the nation’s consciousness. NASA’s string of problems continued with the failure of the Hubble Space Telescope, and new taxes were put into effect to help curb the rising deficit in the U.S. It was the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, and environmentalists were out in full force, while the war on drugs gained strength and the Constitution was continually challenged by such issues as flag burning and abortion.
Long considered the most definitive collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1991 Edition is a must for the politically minded, the history buff, the humorist, and the artist. It includes some 330 cartoons, representing the best works of 150 outstanding cartoonists from the U.S., Canada, and other nations.
The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Series has been an important pictorial review of the year’s events. Sometimes brilliantly funny, at other times deeply thought-provoking, the cartoons in this volume capture the mood of 1990. As in the previous years, the 1991 volume includes the year’s top award-winning cartoons.