By Alexander Zaitchik
A grippingly intimate and heart-breaking portrait of the jogging wounded who make up the bottom of the Trump circulation. determined and indignant, those are the lads and ladies of the vanishing commercial heartland and the depressed Appalachian coal state and the drug-running, no-man's land alongside the Southwestern borderlands. they've got no illusions in regards to the grandstanding billionaire and his obvious flaws. yet they suppose forgotten and screwed over by way of political, company and media elites...and they suppose that Donald Trump, regardless of his flamboyant demagoguery, could good be their final probability for salvation. half Studs Terkel, half Hunter S. Thompson, Alexander Zaitchik takes us deeper into the ravaged soul of the USA than the other chronicler of our times.
Praise for Alexander Zaitchik's Common experience: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance:
“A sharp and informative smackdown. For Zaitchik, [Glenn] Beck is only one extra American con artist within the P.T. Barnum culture, a shameless pseudoconservative bottom-feeder who will say something to maintain the highlight on himself whereas the cash rolls in.”
—Mark Lilla, The ny evaluate of Books
“A sensational booklet… it is a fantastically written and insightful biography—thoughtful, thought of, and extremely intentional concerning the have to comprehend Beck either as an emblem of anything higher happening in the US and as a person.”
—Susan Gardner, Daily Kos
“A scathing profile that follows the strong pundit from a single-parent domestic in rural Washington nation to conservative superstardom.”
—The Boston Globe
“A nice political e-book. Zaitchik tells [Beck’s tale] good and no-one has informed it extra soberly.”
“An informative study.”
—Sean Wilentz, The New Yorker
“A gripping and punctiliously researched biography.”
—Joe Conason, Salon
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