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The Witches Are Coming

The Witches Are Coming (Hardback, Library Edition)

By West, Lindy

The firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Shrill--soon to be a Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant--provides a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself. What do Adam S...andler, Donald Trump, and South Park have in common? Why are myths like reverse sexism and political correctness so seductive? And why do movie classics of yore, from Sixteen Candles to Revenge of the Nerds, make rape look like so much silly fun? With Lindy West's signature wit and in her uniquely incendiary voice, THE WITCHES ARE COMING lays out a grand theory of America that explains why Trump's election was, in many ways, a foregone conclusion. As West reveals through fascinating journeys across the landscapes of pop culture, the lies that fostered the catastrophic resentment that boiled over in the 2016 presidential race did not spring from a vacuum. They have in fact been woven into America's DNA, cultivated by generations of mediocre white men and fed to the masses with such fury that we have become unable to recognize them as lies at all. Whether it be the notion overheard since the earliest moments of the #MeToo movement that feminism has gone too far or the insistence that holding someone accountable for his actions amounts to a witch hunt, THE WITCHES ARE COMING exposes the lies that many have chosen to believe and the often unexpected figures who have furthered them. Along the way, it unravels the tightening link between culture and politics, identifying in the memes, music, and movies we've loved the seeds of the neoreactionary movement now surging through the nation. Sprawling, funny, scorching, and illuminating, THE WITCHES ARE COMING shows West at the top of her intellectual and comic powers. As much a celebration of America's potential as a condemnation of our failures, some will call it a witch hunt. To which West would reply, so be it: I'm a witch and I'm hunting you.
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ISBN 9780316534918
Released AU 17 Sep 2019
Publisher Hachette
Format Hardback, Library Edition
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ISBN-13 9780316534918
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Books
Released 17 Sep 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback, Library Edition
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By West, Lindy
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
American History
Politics & Government
Political Science & Theory
Conservatism & Right-Of-Centre Democratic Ideologies
Constitution: Government & The State
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 305.42
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Feminist theory, Popular culture - United States, Feminism, Essays, Male domination (Social structure) - United States
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade