Off balance

The deep roots of our present moment
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July 2022, no. 444
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Disorder: Hard times in the 21st century by Helen Thompson

Oxford University Press, $43.95 hb, 384 pp

Off balance

The deep roots of our present moment
by
July 2022, no. 444

‘It’s a media beat-up,’ our Brooklyn Airbnb host assured me as we chatted on the doorstep one sparkling autumn afternoon in early November 2016. ‘They need to make it seem like a contest or there’ll be no story.’ It would have been rude for me, as an outsider, to demur. I bumped into him once more, ashen-faced the following morning, after Pennsylvania had finally swung to Donald J. Trump, delivering him the presidency. Our conversation was brief; his sense of disorientation palpable.

Tim McMinn reviews 'Disorder: Hard times in the 21st century' by Helen Thompson

Disorder: Hard times in the 21st century

by Helen Thompson

Oxford University Press, $43.95 hb, 384 pp

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