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The Great Derangement - A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire

Matt Taibbi

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A REVELATORY AND DARKLY COMIC ADVENTURE THROUGH A NATION ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN-FROM THE HALLS OF CONGRESS TO THE BASES OF BAGHDAD TO THE APOCALYPTIC CHURCHES OF THE HEARTLAND Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush's America in the post-9/11 era and ended up vomiting demons in an evangelical church in Texas, riding the streets of Baghdad in an American convoy to nowhere, searching for phantom fighter jets in Congress, and falling into the rabbit hole of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Matt discovered in his travels across the country that the resilient blue state/red state narrative of American politics had become irrelevant. A large and growing chunk of the American population was so turned off-or radicalized-by electoral chicanery, a spineless news media, and the increasingly blatant lies from our leaders ("they hate us for our freedom") that they abandoned the political mainstream altogether. They joined what he calls The Great Derangement. Taibbi tells the story of this new American madness by inserting himself into four defining American subcultures: The Military, where he finds himself mired in the grotesque black comedy of the American occupation of Iraq; The System, where he follows the money-slicked path of legislation in Congress; The Resistance, where he doubles as chief public antagonist and undercover member of the passionately bonkers 9/11 Truth Movement; and The Church, where he infiltrates a politically influential apocalyptic mega-ministry in Texas and enters the lives of its desperate congregants. Together these four interwoven adventures paint a portrait of a nation dangerously out of touch with reality and desperately searching for answers in all the wrong places. Funny, smart, and a little bit heartbreaking, The Great Derangement is an audaciously reported, sobering, and illuminating portrait of America at the end of the Bush era.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Slavin

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:50

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:28


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:37