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Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus, Matt Taibbi

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Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus
Title
Insane clown president
Title remainder
dispatches from the 2016 circus
Statement of responsibility
Matt Taibbi
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Matt Taibbi's first piece on the 2016 presidential election, published in August 2015, opens with these words: "The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the collapse of the United States as a global superpower. Twenty years from now, when we're all living like prehistory hominids and hunting rats with sticks, we'll probably look back at this moment as the beginning of the end." In twenty-four pieces from Rolling Stone--plus two original essays--Taibbi tells the full story the campaign, from its tragi-comic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, through sharp, on-the-ground reporting, incisive analysis, and gallows humor. This isn't simply a blow-by-blow recounting of this uniquely bizarre and disturbing election season, but the wider story of the seeming collapse of American democracy. Unlike many campaign chroniclers, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story from beginning: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality between warring sides of the political spectrum; the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class; the death of the political establishment; and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. The pieces cover the "clown car" of the Republican primary season, the thwarted Bernie insurgency, the deeply flawed and aimless Clinton campaign, the often pathetic media coverage, the legacy of the Obama administration, and the lives of actual voters across the country forced to bear witness to the whole dispiriting spectacle"--
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Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
324.973/0932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK526 2016
LC item number
.T35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Democracy
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus, Matt Taibbi
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The great derangement redux -- Inside the GOP clown car -- Donald Trump just stopped being funny -- The Republicans are officially the party of white paranoia -- Casting Clown Car, the movie -- The official GOP debate drinking game rules, part 2 -- The case for Bernie Sanders -- The clown car rolls on -- America is too dumb for TV news -- It's too late to turn off Trump -- The official GOP debate drinking game rules, part 5 -- The vampire squid tells us how to vote -- Morning blow: how Mika and Joe became Trump's lapdogs -- How American made Trump unstoppable -- Revenge of the simple: how George W. Bush gave rise to Donald Trump -- Why young people are right about Hillary Clinton -- RIP, GOP: how Trump's campaign is killing the Republican Party -- Democrats will learn all the wrong lessons from their brush with Bernie -- In response to Trump, another dangerous movement appears -- Trump's appetite for destruction: how Trump's disastrous convention doomed the GOP -- The summer of the media shill -- How Donald Trump lost his mojo -- The unconquerable Trump -- The failure and fury of Donald Trump -- President Trump: how America got it so wrong -- President Obama's last stand -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn966608357
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780399592461
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016056521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966608357
  • (Sirsi) a1961675
Label
Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus, Matt Taibbi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The great derangement redux -- Inside the GOP clown car -- Donald Trump just stopped being funny -- The Republicans are officially the party of white paranoia -- Casting Clown Car, the movie -- The official GOP debate drinking game rules, part 2 -- The case for Bernie Sanders -- The clown car rolls on -- America is too dumb for TV news -- It's too late to turn off Trump -- The official GOP debate drinking game rules, part 5 -- The vampire squid tells us how to vote -- Morning blow: how Mika and Joe became Trump's lapdogs -- How American made Trump unstoppable -- Revenge of the simple: how George W. Bush gave rise to Donald Trump -- Why young people are right about Hillary Clinton -- RIP, GOP: how Trump's campaign is killing the Republican Party -- Democrats will learn all the wrong lessons from their brush with Bernie -- In response to Trump, another dangerous movement appears -- Trump's appetite for destruction: how Trump's disastrous convention doomed the GOP -- The summer of the media shill -- How Donald Trump lost his mojo -- The unconquerable Trump -- The failure and fury of Donald Trump -- President Trump: how America got it so wrong -- President Obama's last stand -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn966608357
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780399592461
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016056521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966608357
  • (Sirsi) a1961675

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