Read “The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage” by Jared Yates Sexton

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @HandmaidsOnHulu #ThePeopleAreGoingToRiseLikeTheWatersUponYourShore by @jysexton & #CounterPointPress documents 2016 election & democracy’s sicknesses.  Prof. Jared Yates Sexton is live on Thurs., Jan. 13 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, for our discussion on democracy in The Handmaid’s Tale & threats in current American culture.

The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage (2017) is the first non-fiction book published by Jared Yates Sexton – and it covers the 2016 Presidential Election and “sicknesses that plague our democracy,” wrote the publisher.  Now I want to ask Sexton:

  • Given the divisions of racism, misogyny, violence, fake news, deep-rooted political polarization, and self-constructed echo chambers you document in The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore, what do you see as a path out of this mess, if any?
  • Since we are still living with the presence of Donald Trump and consequences of the 2016 Presidential Election, when do you predict “the people” will let go of this madness and come to their senses – or is that too wild an expectation?
  • What startled you inside the fascist world you witnessed during the campaign – and what, if anything, did you find reasonable?

Prof. Jared Sexton brings an intimate knowledge of this world that has come so thoroughly to dominate the news cycle.  Let’s pick his brain about what we’re seeing and how we might achieve a more psychologically healthy environment.  Your questions?  — LMO

The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 Presidential Election and the cultural forces that powered Donald Trump past Hillary Clinton and into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is a sobering chronicle of the sicknesses that plague our democracy―a divided nation drowning in racism, misogyny, violence, fake news, and deep-rooted political polarization as a result of our self-constructed, technologically-assisted echo chambers. Like the works of Hunter S. Thompson and Norman Mailer―books that have paved the way for important narratives that shape how we perceive not only the politics of our time but also our way of life―The People Are Going to Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore is an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself…An instant classic.”  — Publisher

Works by Jared Yates Sexton

Jared Yates Sexton is the author of three nonfiction books – The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage, The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Making, and American Rule: How A Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People – as well as four works of fiction. He co-hosts The Muckrake Political Podcast with Nick Hauselnan, has a newsletter on Substack, live streams from YouTube, and is Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University-Statesboro. Sexton has gone undercover into the fascist world and documented the 2016 Presidential Election, gaining himself a national profile after a tweet on the campaign went viral. His political writing has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, and Salon.com, and he is a strong voice warning Americans on threats to democracy. He is now working on a new book. — If America Fails: The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production

READ | The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage | by Jared Yates Sexton | Non-Fiction | CounterPointPress | 8/15/2017

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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