The Resource Insane clown president : dispatches from the American circus, Matt Taibbi

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

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Insane clown president : dispatches from the American circus
Title
Insane clown president
Title remainder
dispatches from the American circus
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Matt Taibbi
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eng
Summary
Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future, by the country's most perceptive and fearless political journalist. The 2016 presidential contest as told by Matt Taibbi, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, is in fact the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck. Years before the clown car of candidates was fully loaded, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality; 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. Taibbi captures, with dead-on, real-time analysis, the failures of the right and the left, from the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the flawed and aimless Hillary Clinton campaign; the rise of the "dangerously bright" alt-right with its wall-loving identity politics and its rapturous view of the "Racial Holy War" to come; and the giant fail of a flailing, reactive political media that fed a ravenous news cycle not with reporting on political ideology, but with undigested propaganda served straight from the campaign bubble. At the center of it all stands Donald J. Trump, leading a historic revolt against his own party, "bloviating and farting his way" through the campaign, "saying outrageous things, acting like Hitler one minute and Andrew Dice Clay the next." For Taibbi, the stunning rise of Trump marks the apotheosis of the new postfactual movement. Taibbi frames the reporting with original essays that explore the seismic shift in how we perceive our national institutions, the democratic process, and the future of the country. Insane Clown President is not just a postmortem on the collapse and failure of American democracy. It offers the riveting, surreal, unique, and essential experience of seeing the future in hindsight
Summary
"The 2016 presidential contest as told by Matt Taibbi, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, is in fact the story of Western civilization’s very own train wreck. Taibbi captures, with dead-on, real-time analysis, the failures of the right and the left. At the center of it all stands Donald J. Trump, leading a historic revolt against his own party."--Provided by the publisher
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10554756
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Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
324.973/0932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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Juhasz, Victor
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True
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Presidents
  • Presidential candidates
  • Political campaigns
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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dispatches from the 2016 circus
Label
Insane clown president : dispatches from the American circus, Matt Taibbi
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Publication
Note
  • "Illustrations by Victor Juhasz were originally published in Rolling Stone and are reprinted here by permission of the artist" -- Title page verso
  • "Most of the essays which appear in this work were originally published in Rolling Stone"--Title page verso
  • "Chapter 1, excluding the headnote and footnotes, was originally published in The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi (New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008)"--Title page verso
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  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780753548400
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations
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regular print
Label
Insane clown president : dispatches from the American circus, Matt Taibbi
Publication
Note
  • "Illustrations by Victor Juhasz were originally published in Rolling Stone and are reprinted here by permission of the artist" -- Title page verso
  • "Most of the essays which appear in this work were originally published in Rolling Stone"--Title page verso
  • "Chapter 1, excluding the headnote and footnotes, was originally published in The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi (New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008)"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780753548400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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