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The Resource The cruelty is the point : the past, present, and future of Trump's America, Adam Serwer

The cruelty is the point : the past, present, and future of Trump's America, Adam Serwer

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The cruelty is the point : the past, present, and future of Trump's America
Title
The cruelty is the point
Title remainder
the past, present, and future of Trump's America
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Adam Serwer
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Past, present, and future of Trump's America
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eng
Summary
"Taking joy in suffering is more human than we'd like to admit. The cruelty of the Trump administration's policies and the ritual rhetorical flaying of his targets are intimately connected. Shared cruelty and the delight it brings are critical moments of connection for white supremacists, a fact that is not new. Adam Serwer has been chronicling our political landscape for the last decade. He is one of the most resonant voices of our time, relentless in his pursuit of fact, unsentimental in his storytelling, yet deeply humane in his perspective. At The Atlantic, he has written about the Supreme Court's role in Jim Crow; the history of "white genocide" conspiracy theory; hoaxes; racism; inequality; and of course, Trump. But this collection isn't just about Trump--it's an investigation across centuries interrogating both this moment and its antecedents to reveal the deep roots that have given rise to Trumpism. New material includes four, audience-building essays that expand upon the collection's themes, and unearth more approaches to nationalism and pluralism. Like the polarizing effect Trump's administration has had on American Jews; tracing the emergence of police unions; and making the historical case for abolishing billionaires to preserve American democracy. Additionally, new introductions will provide context and insight into the impact of previously published pieces, why they garnered so much attention amongst media figures, politicians, and social platforms"--
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Serwer, Adam
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.S395 2021b
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Racism
  • United States
  • Antisemitism
  • Trump, Donald
  • Cruelty
  • Communication in politics
  • United States
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The cruelty is the point : the past, present, and future of Trump's America, Adam Serwer
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Contents
Introduction: Promises made, promises kept -- The cruelty of backlash -- Is this the second redemption? -- The cruelty of the lost cause -- The myth of the kindly General Lee -- The cruelty of the lies we tell ourselves -- The nationalist's delusion -- The cruelty of reconciliation -- Civility is overrated -- The cruelty of the mob -- The cruelty is the point -- The cruelty of the nativists -- White nationalism's deep American roots -- The cruelty of the Stephen Millers -- Not the right way -- The cruelty of conspiracy -- Why Tamika Mallory won't condemn Farrakhan -- The cruelty of exclusion -- What we do now will define us forever -- The cruelty of Philo-Semitism -- The Jewish divide -- The cruelty of the Covid contract -- The Coronavirus was an emergency until Trump found out who was dying -- The cruelty of the code of silence -- Abolish police unions -- The cruelty of the president -- The new reconstruction -- Conclusion: The slow fall of authoritarian America
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on1259529390
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24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xxiv, 435 pages
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large print
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9780593414156
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)1259529390
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The cruelty is the point : the past, present, and future of Trump's America, Adam Serwer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Include bibliographical references
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Contents
Introduction: Promises made, promises kept -- The cruelty of backlash -- Is this the second redemption? -- The cruelty of the lost cause -- The myth of the kindly General Lee -- The cruelty of the lies we tell ourselves -- The nationalist's delusion -- The cruelty of reconciliation -- Civility is overrated -- The cruelty of the mob -- The cruelty is the point -- The cruelty of the nativists -- White nationalism's deep American roots -- The cruelty of the Stephen Millers -- Not the right way -- The cruelty of conspiracy -- Why Tamika Mallory won't condemn Farrakhan -- The cruelty of exclusion -- What we do now will define us forever -- The cruelty of Philo-Semitism -- The Jewish divide -- The cruelty of the Covid contract -- The Coronavirus was an emergency until Trump found out who was dying -- The cruelty of the code of silence -- Abolish police unions -- The cruelty of the president -- The new reconstruction -- Conclusion: The slow fall of authoritarian America
Control code
on1259529390
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xxiv, 435 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593414156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1259529390

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