Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
Penguin, $35 pb, 352 pp, 9780753548400
How The Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016
by by P.J. O’Rourke
Allen & Unwin, $29.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781611855227
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.