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The Resource Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country, Steve Almond

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

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Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country
Title
Bad stories
Title remainder
what the hell just happened to our country
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Steve Almond
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Language
eng
Summary
"Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn't just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. [This book] 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 our moral erosion as a people. The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism."--
Summary
If you’re one of the millions of Americans lying awake at night, asking yourself, How did we get here? you need to read Bad Stories. In a short, sharp lamentation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond explains why the election of a cruel con artist was not only possible, but inevitable
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10639562
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Dewey number
973.933
Index
no index present
LC call number
E911
LC item number
.A56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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what the hell just happened to our country
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Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country, Steve Almond
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Contents
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
Control code
21396901
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781597091879
Lccn
2017043371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075557
Label
Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country, Steve Almond
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
21396901
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781597091879
Lccn
2017043371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075557

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