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Tuesday, September 5, at 7pm
$25.00 includes Smorgesbord and drinks
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"Nichols provides all rationally outraged Americans with factuall insightful portraits of the corporate manages of Trump's giant wrecking machine....The unprecedented cruelty, greed, ignorance and abuses of power over the laws of the land are revealed in the pages of this fact-paced, well documented book....Nichols shows that the fate of our society's health and safety, justice and democracy, freedom and opportunity are being sacrificed on the anvil of giant corporatism--unless 'we the people' stop them." --Ralph Nader
"John Nichols always speaks truth to power. But in this book he shouts the truth we all need to hear." --Nina Turner, author of Our Revolution
"The great threat posed by Donald Trump's presidency does not begin or end with him. Trump's appointees have the power to privatize, to deregulate and to rip apart the American dream. They are already attacking our liberties, our social-safety net and our planet. With this deeply reported and profoundly honest book, John Nichols exposes them all. For citizens who seek to resist not just Trump but Trumpism, this is the essential book." --Thom Hartmann
Introduction by Greg Palast
JOHN NICHOLS IN CONVERSATION WITH THE NATION'S
AND INTRODUCTION BY GREG PALAST
Donald Trump is putting together the most dangerous cabinet in history. Showing no inclination toward moderation, tolerance or genuine bipartisanship, he has assembled a team that is backed by billionaires, CEOs, rigid ideologues and a rogue's gallery of white nationalists, alt-right hatemongers, voter-suppression schemers, imigrant bashers and climate-change deniers. Many Americans are feeling panicked and confused.
Enter John Nichols, veteran political correspondent at the Nation. In HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, he examines the troubled past, unsettling White House aides and judicial and regulatory appointees in order to supply citizens with the tools.
The Trump team - consisting of famously controversial figures and little-known but potentially even more dangerous officials - will have the power to remake American foreign policy, redistribute wealth upward and suppress wages, destroy unions, dismantle Medicare and Medicaid, undermine abortion rights and affirmative action, privatize and voucherize education, make health care a privilege rather than a right, and create a climate of fear and intimidation for immigrants, refugees, religious and racial minorities and Americans who dare to dissent. This is about much more than one man; this is about a wrecking crew, with the power to transform everything we know about America and to make our country and our world a more dangerous place. If we are going to navigate the next four years and have the tools to fight back, we need to know who will be handling the levers of power. And we need to know how to challenge their excesses.
About HORSEMEN of the TRUMPOCALYPSE
HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE is not just a laundry list of the bold faced names we constantly hear about like Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Betsy DeVos. In these pages Nichols examines and exposes all power players, including those who operate below the headlines. Sticking to the hard facts and unafraid to dig deep into the histories and ideologies of the people who make up Trump's inner circle, Nichols delivers a clear-eyed and complete guide to who these people really are. This book is an essential examination of the dirty dealers and defenders of the indefensible who are "making America great again."
About author John Nichols
John Nichols is the national affairs writer for The Nation magazine and a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times. He is also the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin, and a co-founder of the media-reform group Free Press. A frequent commentator on American politics and media, he has appeared often on MSNBC, NPR, BBC and regularly lectures at major universities on presidential
administrations and executive power. He is the author of ten books and has earned numerous awards for his investigative reports, including groundbreaking examinations (in collaboration with the Center for Media and Democracy) of the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
About journalist David Dayen
David Dayen is a journalist who writes about economic and finance. He is the author of Chain the Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. He is contributor to The Intercept and The Nation and a weekly columnist for The New Republic. He also writes for The American Prospect, Vice, The Huffington Post, and
more. He has appeared on such outlets as MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CNBC, NPR, and Pacifica Radio. He lives in Los Angeles.
About investigative reporter Greg Palast
Katherine Harris calls Greg Palast, "twisted and maniacal" — because investigative reporter Palast is The Guardian and BBC TV investigative reporter who busted Harris for stealing Florida for George W. Bush in 2000.Palast is a Puffin Foundation fellow in investigative reporting and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a major motion picture.