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Insane Clown President

Matt Taibbi

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone-plus two original essays-Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion. 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, a

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone-plus two original essays-Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion. 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, a
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone-plus two original essays-Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion. 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, a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

9h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:32


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:31