INSANE CLOWN PRESIDENT: Matt Taibbi on Presswatch

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Dispatches from the 2016 Circus

 

“Trained for decades to be little more than good consumers, we had become a nation of reality shoppers, mixing and matching news items to fit our own self-created identities. We rejoiced in the idea that reality was not an absolute but a choice.”
—Matt Taibbi, from INSANE CLOWN PRESIDENT

Matt Taibbi frames his campaign 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. Not just a postmortem on the collapse and failure of American democracy, INSANE CLOWN PRESIDENT offers a darkly comic, riveting, surreal, unique, and essential experi­ence of seeing the future in hindsight.

Matt Taibbi joins Theresa Mitchell for a conversation on what's in store for the United States under the "leadership" of the recently inaugurated Donald Trump.  Matt calls it "an Alice in Wonderland story, in which a billionaire hedonist jumps down the rabbit hole of American politics and discovers a surreal world where each successive barrier to power collapses before him like magic."

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