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Tired of winning : a chronicle of American decline

Cooke, Richard2019
Richard Cooke takes a close-up look at the state of the United States. From the theology of opioids to the aftermath of a mass shooting, from #MeToo to the paintings of George W. Bush, Cooke?s reporting takes him from an East Coast ravaged by climate change to the dangerous world of the US?Mexico border. This is not another diner-hopping week in Trump country: it?s a radical effort to capture dissonant and varied Americas, across more than twenty states. In brilliantly rendered accounts of poets, politicians and poisoned cities, Cooke finds a nation splintering under the weight of alienation, but showing resilience and hope in the most unexpected ways.
Carlton, Victoria : Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing, 2019.
xvi, 222 pages ; 21 cm.
Author's note -- Testing times -- Drinking in the swamp -- Diving to Atlantis -- Christ on a bike -- A shooting in Annapolis -- A very complicated state -- Manners and morals -- Political poison -- Goat rodeo in Helsinki -- The aesthetic of the AR-15 -- A conspiracy (if you will) -- Alt-right on the night -- An energy exchange -- Notes on some artefacts -- In the big house -- The devil's triangle -- Heavy water -- Truth tricks the bucket -- Total depravity -- At the gateway to cape fear -- The firestarter-in-chief -- Through the hate tunnel -- Losing the plot -- Robert doesn't live here anymore -- Santa muerte -- Acknowledgements.
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