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

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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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
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"--
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Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
324.973/0932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK526
LC item number
.T34 2017
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Juhasz, Victor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trump, Donald
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Mass media
  • Presidents
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus, Matt Taibbi
Instantiates
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
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The clown car rolls on
  • America is too dumb for TV news
  • It's too lake 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 H. 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780399592461
Lccn
2016056521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966608357
  • 729666
  • (OCoLC)ocn966608357
  • 729666
Label
Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 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
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The clown car rolls on
  • America is too dumb for TV news
  • It's too lake 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 H. 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780399592461
Lccn
2016056521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966608357
  • 729666
  • (OCoLC)ocn966608357
  • 729666

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