Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior comes the bitingly honest examination of the erosion of American liberty and the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump.
The rise of Donald Trump may have shocked Americans, but it should not have surprised them. His anti-democratic movement is the culmination of a decades-long breakdown of U.S. institutions. The s...more
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Here's a taste: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opini...
. . . Mid March 2020 update: Disappointing newsflash : Alas, Kendzior has done the responsible thing and cancelled her book tour, timed to coincide with the release of the book, in light of the coronavirus situa ...more
Sarah Kendzior has done it again with Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America. This is 320 pages of hard truths, and may or may not feel like healthy quarantine reading. Especially considering how much scarier everything has gotten since she finished writing this book.
But I’d rather see the world through clear perspective and analysis. Rose-colored glasses aren’t my jam. Kendzior posits that the fact ...more
According to Kendzior, Trump is a symptom/result of a broken society, and this book delves into vital questions about things that affect all humanity; a book that's more 'deep' ...more
The problem is nobody wants to admit they were dooped just like nobody wants to take accountability and responsibility for putting this danger upon us all.
So, the blame, shame, shifting of responsibility and finger pointing is on full steam ahead even during a pandemic.
I've noted it myself and have felt strongly that the constant living in a fight or flight response is not the norm. The degradation ...more
I think a lot of people assume anti-Trump sentiment derives entirely from the fact that he defeated Clinton in 2016. Not true. I have ALWAYS hated Trump, and apparently so has Kendzior. I hated him when he was a Democrat. I hat ...more
I borrowed this from the library, but will be sure to buy this one. Kendzior examines the past few years (sans the year of the pandemic) with such keen insight it's a wonder everybody doesn't immediately agree and lay their arguments aside.
Also being from Saint Louis, it's always a bit reassuring reading her work. Someone out there is sp ...more
Sarah Kendzior writes tight, powerful sentences, poetic and meme-ready quotes to be admired and emblazoned as precursors to action, the clarion calls that helped avoid an all too real impending crisis. If we all had her courage, wisdom, research skills, clarity of thought, and talent at concisely stating fact, the world might become a better place.
And I say this not just because I’m from her hometown. Her description of Missouri and St. Louis almost made me defensive; s ...more
My primary complaint about the audiobook is that it's narrated by the author - there were several times where it sound ...more
With Andrea Chalupa, she hosts the podcast "Gaslit Nation".
She is currently an op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail and she was named by Foreign Policy as one of the “100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events.”
Her r ...more