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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Taibbi Narrator: David Slavin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A revelatory and darkly comic adventure through a nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown--from the halls of Congress to the bases of Baghdad to the apocalyptic churches of the heartland.

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush's America in the post-9/11 era and ended up vomiting demons in an evangelical church in Texas, riding the streets of Baghdad in an American convoy to nowhere, following a trail of pork through the halls of Congress, and falling into the rabbit hole of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

He discovered in his travels across the country that the resilient blue state/red state narrative of American politics had become irrelevant. A large and growing chunk of the American population was so turned off--or radicalized--by electoral chicanery, a spineless news media, and the increasingly blatant lies from our leaders ("they hate us for our freedom") that they abandoned the political mainstream altogether. They joined what he calls The Great Derangement.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Pollard | 2/7/2014

    " Matt Taibbi is hilariously wonderful. I would have given this five stars except for his use of the word 'retard' all throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aaron Webb | 2/6/2014

    " A pretty humorous (and somewhat scary) look at the current state of politics and religion and how they intersect. If you like Taibbi's work in Rolling Stone, you will like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephen | 2/3/2014

    " When politicians do their best to avoid transparency in government, people start to believe whatever insane stab a the truth happens to be most conducive to their unavoidably skewed world view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremy | 1/29/2014

    " Matt Taibbi walks through the fringes of our society and points out that people aren't that different. This book chronicles his experiences with 9/11 truthers, John Hagee's ministry and congress which show how screwed up our country really is. His tale is scary, sad and funny all at the same time, but it ultimately provokes understanding and compassion for those who seem unreasonable from a distance. "

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