Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi & How The Hell Did This Happen? by by P.J. O’Rourke

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May 2017, no. 391
James McNamara reviews 'Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus' by Matt Taibbi and 'How The Hell Did This Happen? The Election of 2016' by P.J. O’Rourke

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus

by Matt Taibbi

Penguin, $35 pb, 352 pp, 9780753548400

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How The Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016

by by P.J. O’Rourke

Allen & Unwin, $29.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781611855227

Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi & How The Hell Did This Happen? by by P.J. O’Rourke

Reviewed by
May 2017, no. 391

Beneath a frantic veneer of normalcy, American politics is not okay. It is as if Punch and Judy have careened out of a dive bar, tripped down the rabbit hole, smashed head-first through the looking glass, and found themselves running all three branches of government. Core to this is that unlikely combination of words, President Donald Trump.

James McNamara reviews 'Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus' by Matt Taibbi and 'How The Hell Did This Happen? The Election of 2016' by P.J. O’Rourke

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus

by Matt Taibbi

Penguin, $35 pb, 352 pp, 9780753548400

Book Cover 2 Small

How The Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016

by by P.J. O’Rourke

Allen & Unwin, $29.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781611855227

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