A noble experiment in animal self-rule has ended badly. After the animals rebelled and overthrew the owner of a small farm in England, the pigs seized all power at the farm and terrorized the other animals more harshly than their human owner ever had. Snowball, the brave Gloucester boar who helped plan and execute the Rebellion, escapes assassination and plots a counter-rebellion that will rekindle the dream of a farm run solely for the benefit of the animals–and where no pig or human will rule over them.
Snowball has a big job ahead of him. Not only must he enlist his animal comrades to join the counter-rebellion; he must also negotiate with human leaders to establish animal-led communities in the United States and elsewhere. After many years of hard-won progress, the citizens of Animal Farm USA elect their first pig president and history repeats itself, both as tragedy and farce. The citizens of Animal Farm USA learn hard lessons about how even a mature democracy can be subverted by malign forces from within and without.
Animal Farm USA is in the long tradition of political satires embodying Lord Acton’s timeless truth: power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.