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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

Label
Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country
Title
Bad stories
Title remainder
what the hell just happened to our country
Statement of responsibility
Steve Almond
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, this "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 [what he sees as] our moral erosion as a people"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CLE
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Almond, Steve
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
  • Social values
  • Politics and literature
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory
Label
Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country, Steve Almond
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1026411856
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781597092265
Lccn
2017043371
System control number
(OCoLC)1026411856
Label
Bad stories : what the hell just happened to our country, Steve Almond
Publication
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
on1026411856
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781597092265
Lccn
2017043371
System control number
(OCoLC)1026411856

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