The sky is falling : how vampires, zombies, androids, and superheroes made America great for extremism

Biskind, Peter, author

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  • Creator Peter Biskind
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : The New Press, 2018.
  • Physical Details
    • 252 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781620974292, 1620974290, 9781620974308
  • OCLC on1038025987

Summary

  • Argues that popular culture laid the groundwork for the extremist politics that currently dominate the United States.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-241) and index.

Contents

  • Beyond the fringe: an introduction -- Part I: Winter has come -- Apocalypse now -- Bleeding hearts -- Doing the right thing -- Part II: Who'll stop the rain? -- Gone fishin' -- Coming apart -- Draining the swamp -- Part III: Breaking bad -- The silence of the lambs -- Beauty in the beast -- License to kill -- Part IV: Heaven can't wait -- What a piece of work was man -- Anywhere but here -- No exit -- Conclusion: The return of the center
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