Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts a surreal year of politics and an exploration of the third American existential crisis Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive: first, the struggle over slaver In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts ...

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Title:Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution
Author:Ben Fountain
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:0062688766
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution Reviews

  • Will
    Sep 04, 2018
    Brilliant mind, acerbic wit, dark humor, inspiring calls to action, reads like a modern play on Hunter S. Thompson's Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail. ...
  • Jaime
    Jul 22, 2018
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  • Michael
    Nov 05, 2018
    4.5 stars. ...
  • Mark
    Oct 22, 2018
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  • David
    Oct 21, 2018
    Fountain posits that our country has burned twice: the Civil War and the Great Depression. He wonders if Trump?s election and the many decisions that led up to it might be a first step to a third burning. We?ve elected charlatans in the past. We?ve had both political parties play...
  • Kathleen
    Nov 19, 2018
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  • Ingrid
    Oct 18, 2018
    This book was kinda a hot mess in the way it was written and organized. I had wanted to learn about/hear the author's reflection of the country's state today - as in his analysis and opinions. But 50% of the book were just recounting events that happen (literally listing out facts) in ...
  • Edward Canade
    Nov 15, 2018
    Very insightful look into the American political psyche. ...
  • Melissa Smith
    Nov 03, 2018
    This is another political book . I enjoyed this book also . One thing i would have to say negatively about this book is that It wont stick with me . I read it a month ago and barely remember it. ...
  • Jeff J.
    Oct 25, 2018
    I must confess I didn?t make it past the foreword. Anyone who ascribes Trump?s election victory to ?white identity politics? is mistaken on a fundamental level, making all subsequent arguments moot. ...
  • Paul Sundberg
    Oct 27, 2018
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  • John Lamb
    Nov 08, 2018
    Insightful and sharp. I need to memorize sections so that impress people with my astute observations about American politics. ...
  • Rachel
    Nov 17, 2018
    Yes he is a great author but that sweeping sensationalist garble tends to be a bit much after awhile. I was also deeply perplexed and offended that such a ?progressive? book would use the word ?spaz? (pg. 31) maybe hoping the sensationalism and shock of it would fit with his hy...
  • Susan Dunker
    Nov 12, 2018
    Amazing political and historic insight into our new reality. Thoughtful. Full of dark humor and crazy facts. Fantastic and necessary analysis of how we got here. ...
  • Dan
    Oct 11, 2018
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  • John
    Nov 02, 2018
    How we?ve arrived at where we?re at and how we?ve become who we are. ...
  • Terry
    Nov 13, 2018
    Notes p. 193 Americ Exceptialism & the Great Game 152 Lincoln - good examp of always reexamining self, nation 153 Exemptialism vs Exceptialism! 166 why are we (US) so stupid (arrogant, ...
  • Amy
    Nov 04, 2018
    Fountain utilizes historical context alongside a writer's eye for detail to create an incredibly compelling analysis of how we arrived at Trump and everything that goes with him. If your library doesn't have this book immediately available, buy it. You won't regret it. ...
  • John
    Oct 25, 2018
    Ben Fountain's reflections on the process and candidates of the 2016 election, but also a colorful but intense critique of how the American election process functions, using the last presidential election (2016) as example, and how the American people think and feel about the people wh...
  • Sue Wakula
    Nov 13, 2018
    "Profit proportionate to freedom; plunder correlative to subjugation." These words echo throughout the book and their simple truth wears away at you. You don't want to believe it, but, deep down, you know it's true. America was built on white supremacy. As a people, we must confront...
  • T.L. Blankenburg
    Nov 10, 2018
    Fountain Delivers Again Journalists completely failed to capture the American psyche during the 2016 election. Although I disagree with many of Fountain?s observances, he writes his conclusions with such excellent craft that they demand recognition. ...
  • Michelle Lancaster
    Sep 17, 2018
    POLITICS/GOVERNMENT Ben Fountain Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution Ecco Books Hardcover, 978-0-0626-8884-2 (also available as an e-book, audiobook, and large-print paperback), 448 pgs., $27.99 September 25, 2018 ?Nautonomy: the asymmetrical pr...
  • Dan S
    Nov 08, 2018
    Huge fan of Mr Fountain and his writing story thus far. This is a collection of articles written for the Guardian, so it suffers from that just in terms of not having an overarching narrative or conclusion that connects it all together. Where it excels is in its language, uncompromisin...
  • Gopal Vijayaraghavan
    Nov 19, 2018
    This is another book bemoaning Trump's victory in US Presidential election. In his book, Ben Fountain lays the blame on the rise of Trump squarely on Democratic party abandoning new deal welfare policies and the party becoming pro rich. He also traces a latent feeling of white supremac...
  • Melinda
    Oct 11, 2018
    Great collection of essays and articles of the sad state of affairs created in 2016 and following. Some excellent analysis of what has happened to get us to this place. A bit depressing.... ...
  • Randy
    Jul 08, 2018
    Ben Fountain, author of the excellent, prize-winning novel "Billy Lynn?s Long Halftime Walk," takes us back to the absolute clusterfuck of the presidential campaign year of 2016. A gifted wordsmith who combines the detailed observational qualities of Tom Wolfe (minus the tons of excl...
  • Mrs. Danvers
    Nov 18, 2018
    Beautifully written with a clear eye and commitment to facts. Also, we're fucked and I'm super depressed now. ...
  • Lois Lutz
    Oct 11, 2018
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  • Jonathan Tennis
    Oct 27, 2018
    Whether you?re Pro or Anti-Trump, 2016 was an interesting year in American politics. Ben Fountain attempts to capture that with a series of essays about that year and what they could mean for the US of A. Great read. Highly recommend. ...
  • Kristen
    Oct 22, 2018
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