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Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country / Steve Almond.

Almond, Steve, (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781597092265
  • ISBN: 1597092266
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Red Hen Press, [2018]

Contents / Notes

Bad story #1. Watergate was about a corrupt president -- Bad story #2. The United States is a representative democracy -- Bad story #3. Our grievances matter more than our vulnerabilities -- Bad story #4. Economic anguish fueled trumpism -- Bad story #5. Trump was a change agent -- Bad story #6. What amuses us can't hurt us -- Bad story #7. Journalism would make a hero of me -- Bad story #8. Nobody would vote for a guy like that -- Bad story #9. I do get a lot of honesty on the Internet -- Bad story #10. Sports bring us together as a nation -- Bad story #11. American women will never empower a sexual predator -- Bad story #12. Our court jesters will rescue the kingdom -- Bad story #13. There is no such thing as fair and balanced -- Bad story #14. The vast right-wing conspiracy was just a conspiracy -- Bad story #15. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses -- Bad story #16. The Cold War is over (and we won!) -- Final bad story. America is incapable of moral improvement.
Summary, etc.:
In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, this "is Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices--from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin--to help explain the roots of [what he sees as] our moral erosion as a people"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents > United States > Election > 2016.
Political culture > United States.
Social values > United States.
Politics and literature > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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