The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire

The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire

Matt Taibbi


A REVELATORY AND DARKLY comedian event via A country at the VERGE OF A worried BREAKDOWN—FROM THE HALLS OF CONGRESS TO THE BASES OF BAGHDAD TO THE APOCALYPTIC church buildings OF THE HEARTLAND

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi got down to describe the character of George Bush’s the US within the post-9/11 period and ended up vomiting demons in an evangelical church in Texas, using the streets of Baghdad in an American convoy to nowhere, trying to find phantom fighter jets in Congress, and falling into the rabbit gap of the Sept. 11 fact Movement.
Matt came upon in his travels around the nation that the resilient blue state/red kingdom narrative of yankee politics had develop into beside the point. a wide and becoming chew of the yankee inhabitants used to be so became off—or radicalized—by electoral chicanery, a spineless information media, and the more and more blatant lies from our leaders (“they hate us for our freedom”) that they deserted the political mainstream altogether. They joined what he calls the nice Derangement.
Taibbi tells the tale of this new American insanity through placing himself into 4 defining American subcultures: The Military, the place he reveals himself mired within the ugly black comedy of the yank profession of Iraq; The System, the place he follows the money-slicked course of laws in Congress; The Resistance, the place he doubles as leader public antagonist and undercover member of the passionately bonkers 11th of September fact flow; and The Church, the place he infiltrates a politically influential apocalyptic mega-ministry in Texas and enters the lives of its determined congregants. jointly those 4 interwoven adventures paint a portrait of a kingdom dangerously out of contact with truth and desperately looking for solutions in all of the improper places.
Funny, shrewdpermanent, and somewhat heartbreaking, The nice Derangement is an audaciously pronounced, sobering, and illuminating portrait of the USA on the finish of the Bush era.

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