Trumpocalypse Now!: The Triumph of the Conspiracy Spectacle
Paperback – June 14, 2017
by Kenn Thomas (Author)
The controversial 2016 election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States sparked a debate that promises to define the global political dialogue going forward. Behind the scenes, however, a deeper dynamic has been put into play: conspiracy theory has moved from the fringe onto America’s central stage. This book examines The Donalds’s history of creating alternative realities with “alternative facts” and the authentic conspiratorial points of view from which they arise. Trumpocalypse Now! takes a look at Trump’s career as a conspiracy theory celebrity, his trafficking in such notions as birtherism, Islamofascism and 9/11, the conspiracies of the Clinton era, and the JFK assassination. It also examines the controversies of the 2016 election, including the cyber-hacking of the DNC, the Russian involvement and voter fraud. Learn the parapolitcal realities behind the partisan divide and the real ideological underpinnings behind the country’s most controversial president.