After Words with Matt Taibbi
May 8, 2008
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Matt Taibbi talked about his book The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire
, published by Spiegel and Grau. In his book, he uses antic humor .. Read More
Matt Taibbi talked about his book The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire, published by Spiegel and Grau. In his book, he uses antic humor to describe the political landscape of post-September 11 America. He investigates four American subcultures that he calls The Military, The Political System, The Resistance, and The Church, and finds that they constitute a growing part of the electorate that has abandoned the political mainstream. Mr. Taibbi talked about the war in Iraq, the operations of Congress, the September 11 truth movement, and his time as a churchgoer. He was interviewed by David Corn at the Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse. After the interview, they responded to questons from members of the audience.
Matt Taibbi is the author of Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season and Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches From A Rotting Empire. Mr. Taibbi is currently a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine.
David Corn is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine. Mr. Corn is the author of several books, including The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception and the co-author with Michael Isikoff of Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War. He was formerly the Washington editor for The Nation magazine for twenty years.