Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus

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xxxvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Statement of responsibility partially from title page verso.
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"Most of the essays which appear in this work were originally published in Rolling Stone"--Title page verso.
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"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.
"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Taibbi, M. (2017). Insane clown president: dispatches from the 2016 circus (First edition.). Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Taibbi, Matt. 2017. Insane Clown President: Dispatches From the 2016 Circus. Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Taibbi, Matt. Insane Clown President: Dispatches From the 2016 Circus Spiegel & Grau, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Taibbi, Matt. Insane Clown President: Dispatches From the 2016 Circus First edition., Spiegel & Grau, 2017.

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