Jesse Berrett, “Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics” (U Illinois Press, 2018)
Today we are joined by Jesse Berrett, author of Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics (University of Illinois Press, 2018). Berrett is a high school history teacher at University High School in San Francisco. He earned a… Read More
Jason Linkins, “Schoolhouse Wreck: The Betsy DeVos Story” (Strong Arm Press, 2018)
In Schoolhouse Wreck: The Betsy DeVos Story (Strong Arm Press, 2018), Jason Linkins delivers a searing critique of controversial Trump administration Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The book tracks the DeVos family’s accumulation of wealth through the multi-level marketing company… Read More
Jonah Goldberg, “Suicide of the West” (Crown Forum, 2018)
In Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy (Crown Forum, 2018), conservative Jonah Goldberg argues that America’s foundation of democracy and capitalism is a “Miracle” which has saved us… Read More
Charlie Sykes, “How the Right Lost Its Mind” (St. Martin’s Press, 2017)
Charlie Sykes had been a conservative in good standing for decades, hosting a popular Wisconsin talk radio show. But he found himself to be a man without a party after become a vocal opponent of Donald Trump in 2016. His… Read More
Amanda Marcotte, “Troll Nation” (Hot Books, 2018)
What fueled Donald Trump’s election? In Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself (Hot Books, 2018), Salon senior political writer Amanda Marcotte argues it was not a principled conservatism but burning… Read More
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