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

Serwer, Adam, (author.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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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." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 305.800973 .S492c 2021 (Text) 37814003423051 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/10/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 305.8 SER 2021 (Text) 33892100744276 Adult New Books Book None 07/23/2021 Checked out 11/05/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library 305.8 SER (Text) 33892006668587 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 07/01/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593230800
  • ISBN: 0593230809
  • Physical Description: xx, 358 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Include bibliographical references (pages 327-358).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Racism > Political aspects > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Race relations > Political aspects > History > 21st century.
Antisemitism > Political aspects > United States > History > 21st century.
Trump, Donald, 1946- > Political and social views.
Cruelty > Social aspects.
Communication in politics > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-

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