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

Serwer, Adam, author.
New York : One World, [2021]
xx, 358 pages ; 22 cm
First edition.

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Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Antisemitism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Cruelty -- Social aspects.
Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Antisemitism -- Political aspects.
Communication in politics.
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
Race relations -- Political aspects.
Racism -- Political aspects.
Trump, Donald, 1946 -- -Political and social views.
Trump, Donald, 1946-.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021.
United States.
Political Science / Essays.
"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.
Machine generated contents note: 1. The cruelty of backlash
Is this the second redemption?
2. The cruelty of the lost cause
The myth of the kindly general lee
3. The cruelty of the lies we tell ourselves
The nationalist's delusion
4. The cruelty of reconciliation
Civility is overrated
5. The cruelty of the mob
The cruelty is the point
6. The cruelty of the nativists
White nationalism's deep american roots
7. The cruelty of the stephen millers
Not the right way
8. The cruelty of conspiracy
Why tamika mallory won't condemn Farrakhan
9. The cruelty of exclusion
What we do now will define us forever
10. The cruelty of philo-semitism
The Jewish divide
11. The cruelty of the covid contract
The coronavirus was an emergency until trump found out who was dying
12. The Cruelty of the code of silence
Abolish police unions
13. The cruelty of the president
The new reconstruction.
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