The War on Populism

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by C. J. Hopkins

The War on Populism : Consent Factory Essays, Vol. II (2018-2019)

In this second volume of his Consent Factory essays, C. J. Hopkins continues his irreverent coverage of the mainstream media and political establishment's reaction to the presidency of Donald Trump and the so-called "new populism" that put him in office.

"Hilarious ... furious ... required reading ..." (Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone), the essays in this collection cover the insanity of 2018 and 2019. Russiagate, mass "fascism" hysteria, the new McCarthyism, the war on dissent, the Hitlerization of Jeremy Corbyn, the demonization of the working classes, identity politics, and all the rest of the establishment's "war on populism."

In this time of extreme political polarization and enforced conformity on both the Left and the Right, Hopkins' political satire and commentary presents a refreshingly unorthodox analysis of the forces at play in the world today -- global capitalism, neo-nationalism, populism, neo-fascism, etc. -- and cuts through the official propaganda, sensationalism, and disinformation that often passes for mainstream news.

Featuring popular Hopkins essays like Who Doesn't Love Identity Politics?, Down with the Working Classes!, A Russiagate Requiem, and Trumpenstein Must Be Destroyed!, The War on Populism is an infuriating yet hilarious account of the establishment's attempts to crush the "populist rebellion" that began in the summer of 2016, and over the next four years brought America to the brink of civil war, or perhaps a "color revolution."

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and political satirist. His plays have been produced and have toured at theatres and festivals including Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), Needtheater (Los Angeles), 7 Stages (Atlanta), the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Brighton Festival, and the Noorderzon Festival (the Netherlands), among others. His writing awards include the 2002 First of the Scotsman Fringe FirstsScotsman Fringe Firsts in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best Play of the Adelaide Fringe. His political satire and commentary has been published by Consent Factory, OffGuardianZeroHedgeColdTypeRubikonRT.comCounterPunchDissident Voice, and many other publications, and has been widely translated. His dystopian science fiction novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant.

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Weight 0.231 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 14 × 1.12 cm
Language

English

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Paperback