Ripped from the headlines, Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America ventures deep into Red State territory and explores the current shape of our divided country, providing a fresh, first-hand perspective of right-wing subcultures and the mindsets of the so-called “deplorables” who helped propel Donald J. Trump to the Oval Office. In his inimitable Gonzo-style, infiltration journalist HARMON LEON—whose stories have appeared in VICE, Esquire, The Nation, and National Geographic—dons a variety of disguises and goes undercover into the heart of Trump America where his exploits include canvassing door-to-door as a Trump supporter, hanging out with Trump fanatics as they receive free Donald tattoos, demonstrating how easy it is to purchase an assault weapon on Facebook, visiting an anti-Muslim hate group on the same day as a mass shooting, spending time with anti-choice protesters in front of Planned Parenthood, joining a conversion therapy group that tries to “turn” gay men straight, and many, many more. Adding an innovative extra dimension to the book, two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist TED RALL enhances the carefully crafted narrative—and connects Leon's audacious accounts to the greater Trump phenomena—with his own distinctive full-color cartoons and insightful analysis, including a poignant epilogue. A necessary read in the time of Trump, this unique collaboration by the formidable team of Harmon Leon and Ted Rall holds up a mirror to modern conservative life and reflects a reality that is outrageous, entertaining, and always illuminating.
When Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton referred to many of Donald Trump's supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” I remarked in a cartoon on the linguistic oddness of the phrase. Matthew Yglesias wrote in Vox: Actual ...
Author: Harmon Leon
Publisher: 39 West Press
In Tribespotting: Undercover Cult(ure) Stories, Harmon Leon dives directly into the eye of the tribal storm, drastically changing his look and attitude as he goes undercover in an exploration of tribalism and its manifestations in modern culture. Employing the same inimitable style that he honed while infiltrating extremist groups, Leon introduces readers to a series of vastly different tribes, including machine gun lovers and white supremacists, freegans and squatters, pickup artists and trophy bride seekers, and furries and viral video stars. Some of these tribes engage in harmless, hobby-loving fellowship while others revolve around the adulation of charismatic celebrities. Some of these tribes strive to uplift the individual via religious enlightenment and a few are actually full-blown cults. But at the root of all these different tribes lies the same psychological need—the desire to be around like-minded people. Gentleman cartoonist Keith Knight provides popular comics that enhance Leon’s enlightening narrative.
"This book was eye-opening ..." –David Litt, author of NY Times bestseller Thanks, Obama The United States is a divided country, where two disparate tribes fight to provoke, condemn, and defeat the other.
Author: Harmon Leon
Publisher: 39 West Press
Meet the “deplorables.” Meet the majority that was silent until the election of President Donald Trump. Meet the Middle Americans whom globalism and the modern economy have left behind. In a collection of vignettes telling of family history and bar stool interviews and stubborn beliefs and resignation, Mark Phillips gathers a collage of the forgotten Americans—the Americans that urbanites didn’t know existed, pollsters couldn’t define, and politicians sought to target. The Alleghenians featured, the author among them, feel left adrift. They are not politically active; they are more concerned with eking out a living at failing factories than with the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act. Love and Hate in the Heartland goes beyond talking heads and superficial media portrayals to tell stories of humanity, strength, resilience, generosity, and self-reliance. Faced with a bleak outlook, these noble ideals mingle with resignation and misguided bitterness. Written in evocative and graceful prose, it gives faces to the voices we heard in November 2016.
Love and Hate in the Heartland goes beyond talking heads and superficial media portrayals to tell stories of humanity, strength, resilience, generosity, and self-reliance.
Author: Mark Phillips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
Author: William Edward Norris
This volume focuses on the 2016 Presidential campaign from a communication perspective, with each chapter considering a specific area of political campaign communication and practice. The first section includes chapters on the early candidate nomination campaigns, the nominating conventions, the debates, political advertising and new media technologies. The second section provides studies of critical topics and issues of the campaign to include chapters on candidate persona, issues of gender, wedge issues and scandal. The final section provides an overview of the election with chapters focusing on explaining the vote and impact of new campaign finance laws and regulations in the 2016 election. All the contributors are accomplished scholars in their areas of analysis. Students, scholars and general readers will find the volume offers a comprehensive overview of the historic 2016 presidential campaign.
34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Katie Reilly, “Read Hillary Clinton's 'Basket of Deplorables' Remarks About Donald Trump Supporters,” TIME, http://time.com/4486502/ hillary-clinton-basket-of-deplorables-transcript/. “Meet the Press-Sept.
Author: Robert E. Denton Jr
Category: Political Science
Isaid, Isaid that the only way you can come anywhere close to meeting our ... $20 billion out of defense, which I think will be absolutely deplorable. MR.
Category: United States
White House memoir of service under 3 presidents
We Deplorables knew whom to listen to. ... That news was immediately met with derision and disapproval. If Margaret Talev had asked Presidents Bush or Obama in an Oval Office interview about meeting with Kim Jong Un, they would have ...
Author: By Mike McCormick
Publisher: 15YearsADeplorable LLC
Nothing was more deplorable than the classes ; and in respect to both old and young way in which the licensing bench ... was drinking within them , and what meet any objection which had been taken to the scenes were taking place there .
Author: New Zealand. Parliament
Category: New Zealand
This was a deplorable waste of time from the modern point of view, and a very inadequate conception of linguistics, also a quite useless preparation for ...
Author: Georgetown University. Institute of Languages and Linguistics
Category: Language and languages
Contextualism, the view that the epistemic standards a subject must meet in order for a claim attributing "knowledge" to her to be true do vary with context, has been hotly debated in epistemology and philosophy of language during the last few decades. This volume presents, develops, and defends contextualist solutions to two of the stickiest problems in epistemology: the puzzles of skeptical hypotheses and of lotteries. It is argued that, at least by ordinary standards for knowledge, we do know that skeptical hypotheses are false, and that we've lost the lottery. Why it seems that we don't know that they're false tells us a lot, both about what knowledge is and how knowledge attributions work. The Appearance of Ignorance is the companion volume to Keith DeRose's 2009 title The Case for Contextualism: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Volume 1.
The deplorable position skeptic and the high standards skeptic represent two ways of being a bold skeptic, ... “simply assumes” that we meet ordinary standards for knowledge indeed would show that the deplorable position skeptic could ...
Author: Keith DeRose
Publisher: Oxford University Press
tions constantly meet the eye in daily walks , and now here is the dreadful affliction of hip dislocation so prevalent as here . Authorities do not fully agree as to the true causes of this deplorable condition , but so much is assured ...
Water and land interrelate in surprising and ambiguous ways, and riparian zones, where land and water meet, have effects far outside their boundaries. Using the Malheur Basin in southeastern Oregon as a case study, this intriguing and nuanced book explores the ways people have envisioned boundaries between water and land, the ways they have altered these places, and the often unintended results. The Malheur Basin, once home to the largest cattle empires in the world, experienced unintended widespread environmental degradation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After establishment in 1908 of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a protected breeding ground for migratory birds, and its expansion in the 1930s and 1940s, the area experienced equally extreme intended modifications aimed at restoring riparian habitat. Refuge managers ditched wetlands, channelized rivers, applied Agent Orange and rotenone to waterways, killed beaver, and cut down willows. Where Land and Water Meet examines the reasoning behind and effects of these interventions, gleaning lessons from their successes and failures. Although remote and specific, the Malheur Basin has myriad ecological and political connections to much larger places. This detailed look at one tangled history of riparian restoration shows how�through appreciation of the complexity of environmental and social influences on land use, and through effective handling of conflict�people can learn to practice a style of pragmatic adaptive resource management that avoids rigid adherence to single agendas and fosters improved relationships with the land.
It is well known much of our land matters are in a deplorable condition; and especially so in the southern portion of the county, where a rich corporation, not satisfied with one hundred forty thousand acres of land, but by a system of ...
Author: Nancy Langston
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
... existing public transportation services are inadequate or non - existent in most areas of the country , and Whereas , this deplorable situation has resulted in the inaccessibility to health , educational and social services ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
Category: Local transit
... the gain of last year to meet the indebtedness that has been accumulating so rapidly . ... but by reason of the deplorable condition of our treasury .
Author: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Synod of Michigan
Political campaigns in the United States, especially those for the presidency, can be nasty—very nasty. And while we would like to believe that the 2020 election was an aberration, insults, invective, and yes, even violence have characterized US electoral politics since the republic’s early days. By examining the political discourse around nine particularly deplorable elections, Mary E. Stuckey seeks to explain why. From the contest that pitted Thomas Jefferson against John Adams in 1800 through 2020’s vicious, chaotic matchup between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Stuckey documents the cycle of despicable discourse in presidential campaigns. Looking beyond the character and the ideology of the candidates, Stuckey explores the broader political, economic, and cultural milieus in which each took place. In doing so, she reveals the conditions that exacerbate and enable our worst political instincts, producing discourses that incite factions, target members of the polity, encourage undemocratic policy, and actively work against the national democratic project. Keenly analytical and compulsively readable, Deplorable provides context for the 2016 and 2020 elections, revealing them as part of a cyclical—and perhaps downward-spiraling—pattern in American politics. Deplorable offers more than a comparison of the worst of our elections. It helps us understand these shameful and disappointing moments in our political history, leaving one important question: Can we avoid them in the future?
As in 1856 it had the humanity to resist slavery; as in 1860 it had the manhood to defy the threat of secession; as in 1861 to 1865 it had the courage to crush rebellion; so now it has the wisdom and nerve to meet the new questions that ...
Author: Mary E. Stuckey
Publisher: Penn State Press
In this major reexamination of the southern industrial economy and its failure to progress during the antebellum period, Fred Bateman and Thomas Weiss show that slavery and its consequences were not alone in inhibiting industrialization. They argue, rather, that the planters hesitated to invest in high-risk enterprises and worried that industrialization would undermine their authority. Underpinning this study is a massive data collection from census reports, which permits an economic analysis that was previously not feasible.
Another 9 percent of the work force would have had to be employed in manufacturing to meet the national average.” Over the decade of the 1850s, capital invested in industry increased by 73 percent, accompanied by a 20 percent labor ...
Author: Fred Bateman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
... the ASEAN leaders are working against the present and future interests of their own countries , and will meet with a deplorable defeat .
Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
Category: East Asia
I hope in a few Days you will appear before this place , where your known Valour and A & ivity may meet with a glorious Suco cess ; for which I shall again constitute you the Cree dit of my Royal Gratitude . Given in Barcelona the zift ...
It was inadequate to meet the evil , with subductive force , or suppressive power . While you endeavoured to mitigate the misery of needlewomen you still ...