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    Books on Trump and Trumpism

    This new one by Rick Wilson is awesome and all the more remarkable because it comes from the right

    https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Tr.../dp/1508265402

    On Russiagate, Malcolm Nance is perhaps the best writer:

    https://www.amazon.com/Plot-Destroy-...40_&dpSrc=srch

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    Wilson is a wonderful polemicist with a staggering range of quality insults.

    It's a shame that he's used his talents for evil for so long.

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      #3
      Haven't read it, but Michiko Kakutani (former lead book critic for the New York Times) has a book out now called The Death of Truth that deals with Trumpism.

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        Originally posted by Incandenza View Post
        Haven't read it, but Michiko Kakutani (former lead book critic for the New York Times) has a book out now called The Death of Truth that deals with Trumpism.
        Is it a .... liminal book?

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          Haha

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            #6
            Matt Taibi's Insane Clown President is superb, like a young Hitchens.

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              #7
              Michael Lewis's "The Fifth Risk", about how the deliberate ignorance of Trump's top level appointees, Department by Department, is endangering or deliberately hampering or destroying crucial government projects over the longer term, is very interesting and, as you'd expect from Lewis, powefully and engagingly written. Depressing of course, especially, though not only, if you're American.

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                P.J. O'Rourke 'How The Hell Did This Happen?' has some funny lines but will leave you disappointed for the reasons stated in this review:

                https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...rumps-election

                In brief, it's occasionally sharp but mainly smug and it's conservative assumptions are lazy if sincere. It's also not dark enough, and I suspect there's a complacent conservative subtext that things will correct themselves in the end. Certainly Taibbi's book covers the topic far better and is less optimistic about the future because it realizes the culture is seriously fucked at its core*, not just aberrant for one cycle that will eventually pass.

                *There is some Chomsky in his thinking (which veers towards ruling class Power Elite conspiracy theory at times) but expressed far more entertainingly.
                Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 16-01-2019, 03:09.

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