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.
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus by Matt Taibbi -P2P
English | 352 pages | ePUB | 10.2 MB
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