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The Resource Liar's circus : a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies, Carl Hoffman

Liar's circus : a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies, Carl Hoffman

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Liar's circus : a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies
Title
Liar's circus
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a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies
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Carl Hoffman
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Liars circus
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a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trumps MAGA rallies
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eng
Summary
  • Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, pierced this alternate society, welcomed in and initiated into its rights and upside-down beliefs, and finally ushered to its inner sanctum. Equally freewheeling and profound, Liar's Circus tracks the MAGA faithful across five thousand miles of the American heartland during a crucial arc of the Trump presidency stretching from the impeachment saga to the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic that ended the rallies as we know it. Trump's rallies are a singular and defining force in American history--a kind of Rosetta stone to understanding the Age of Trump. Yet while much remarked upon, they are, in fact, little examined, with the focus almost always on Trump's latest outrageous statement. But who are the tens of thousands of people who fill these arenas? What do they see in Trump? And what curious alchemy--between president and adoring crowd--happens there that might explain Trump's rise and powerful hold over both his base and the GOP? To those on the left, the rallies are a Black Mass of American politics at which Trump plays high priest, recklessly summoning the darkest forces within the nation
  • To the MAGA faithful, the rallies are a form of pilgrimage, a joyous ceremony that like all rituals binds people together and makes them feel a part of something bigger than themselves. Both sides would acknowledge that this traveling roadshow is the pressurized, combustible core of Trump's political power, a meeting of the faithful where Trump is unshackled and his rhetoric reaches its most extreme, with downstream consequences for the rest of the nation. To date, no reporter has sought to understand the rallies as a sociological phenomenon examined from the bottom up. Hoffman has done just this. He has stood in line for more than 170 hours with Trump's most ardent superfans and joined them at the very front row; he has traveled from Minnesota to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Hampshire immersing himself in their culture. Liar's Circus is a revelatory portrait of Trump's America, from one of our most intrepid journalists
  • Trump's rallies are a kind of Rosetta stone to understanding the Age of Trump. Hoffman tracks the MAGA (Make America Great Again) faithful across five thousand miles of the American heartland during a crucial arc of the Trump presidency stretching from the impeachment saga to the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic that ended the rallies as we know it. Who are the tens of thousands of people who fill these arenas? What do they see in Trump? And what happens there that might explain Trump's rise and powerful hold over both his base and the GOP? -- adapted from jacket
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10917604
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DLC
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1960-
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Hoffman, Carl
Dewey number
973.933
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E913.3
LC item number
.H64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Personality and politics
  • Political culture
  • Identity politics
  • Social psychology
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • Trump, Donald
  • Identity politics
  • Personality and politics
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Public opinion
  • Social psychology
  • United States
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adult
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a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies
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Liar's circus : a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies, Carl Hoffman
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249)
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Contents
Author's note -- Part one: Hell. The crowd loves density -- Are you a good person? -- You must love Jesus more than your own life -- He's heaven-sent -- Dream on -- The people and the anti-people -- They even downsized Walmart -- It's all psyops -- Ordinary people -- She'd kill to win -- The leader wants to survive -- Part two: Purgatory. Her penis is swinging -- I'd pick up his poop -- I would fight you for him -- That black woman was not here -- We are kicking their ass -- Thousands cried out...some fainted -- A self-induced imaginary frenzy -- They got full of ideas -- We have a solution -- Coercion. Domination. Control. -- Part three: Paradise. I won't bend over and lick their ass -- The Q clock will blow your mind -- Someday we'll go for a horseback ride
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on1153340087
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780063009769
Lccn
2020017022
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1153340087
Label
Liar's circus : a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies, Carl Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Part one: Hell. The crowd loves density -- Are you a good person? -- You must love Jesus more than your own life -- He's heaven-sent -- Dream on -- The people and the anti-people -- They even downsized Walmart -- It's all psyops -- Ordinary people -- She'd kill to win -- The leader wants to survive -- Part two: Purgatory. Her penis is swinging -- I'd pick up his poop -- I would fight you for him -- That black woman was not here -- We are kicking their ass -- Thousands cried out...some fainted -- A self-induced imaginary frenzy -- They got full of ideas -- We have a solution -- Coercion. Domination. Control. -- Part three: Paradise. I won't bend over and lick their ass -- The Q clock will blow your mind -- Someday we'll go for a horseback ride
Control code
on1153340087
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780063009769
Lccn
2020017022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1153340087

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