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American manifesto : saving democracy from villains, vandals, and ourselves / Bob Garfield.

Garfield, Bob, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Allentown Public Library 306.2 GARF (Text) 34455006666370 Adult Non-Fiction 2nd FL Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781640092808
  • ISBN: 1640092803
  • Physical Description: xvi, 191 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The big who -- Pokemon Go: inner-self edition -- E pluribus unum? -- But of course Trumpism -- Part II. Mass exodus -- The doomsday machine -- Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble -- Trust busting -- Part III. The manifesto -- Feed the watchdogs -- No, really, trust busting -- Boycott -- How to know if a movie sucks of it the Russians are trying to trick you -- The color purple -- Coalition -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
"Why is our society in the fix it is in? Is it all Trump's fault? Well, no. As often observed, Trump is a symptom of a virus has been incubating for at least 50 years and maybe 150. But not often observed is where the virus is imbedded: in the psychic core of identity. This book explores the primacy of identity in American society and makes the argument that hyper-polarization was not only predictable but inevitable, based on such unlikely causal bedfellows as biology, multiculturalism and collateral damage from the American Dream"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Identity politics > United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) > Political aspects > United States.
Political culture > United States.
United States.

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