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Taibbi, Matt

Overview
Works: 26 works in 97 publications in 5 languages and 6,479 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Humor  Essays  Documentary television programs  Television interviews  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: HM671, 303.372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matt Taibbi
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap by Matt Taibbi( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest, most urgent story in America: a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. Driven by immersive reporting, this is a stunning look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipient American police state"--
Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America by Matt Taibbi( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 only prologue. The rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class--made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding--has been growing in power for a generation, transferring wealth upward through increasingly complex financial mechanisms and political maneuvers. The crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they've hijacked America's political and economic life. Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi here unravels the story, digging beyond the headlines to get into the deeper roots and wider implications. He traces the movement's origins to Ayn Rand and her most influential acolyte, Alan Greenspan; he uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world; and he shows how finance dominates politics with an inside account of the high-stakes battle for health-care reform--a battle the true reformers lost.--From publisher description
Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus by Matt Taibbi( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matt Taibbi's first piece on the 2016 presidential election, published in August 2015, opens with these words: "The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the collapse of the United States as a global superpower. Twenty years from now, when we're all living like prehistory hominids and hunting rats with sticks, we'll probably look back at this moment as the beginning of the end." In twenty-four pieces from Rolling Stone--plus two original essays--Taibbi tells the full story the campaign, from its tragi-comic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, through sharp, on-the-ground reporting, incisive analysis, and gallows humor. This isn't simply a blow-by-blow recounting of this uniquely bizarre and disturbing election season, but the wider story of the seeming collapse of American democracy. Unlike many campaign chroniclers, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story from beginning: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality between warring sides of the political spectrum; the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class; the death of the political establishment; and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. The pieces cover the "clown car" of the Republican primary season, the thwarted Bernie insurgency, the deeply flawed and aimless Clinton campaign, the often pathetic media coverage, the legacy of the Obama administration, and the lives of actual voters across the country forced to bear witness to the whole dispiriting spectacle"--
The Exile : sex, drugs, and libel in the new Russia by Mark Ames( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eXile is the controversial biweekly Moscow tabloid founded by Americans Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi. In the tradition of gonzo journalists like Hanter S. Thompson, Ames and Taibbi cover everything from decadent club scenes to the nation's collapsing political and economic systems - and no person or institution is spared from their razor sharp satiric viewpoint. They take you beneath the surface of the Russia that most Western journalists experience."
Griftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in american history by Matt Taibbi( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap by Matt Taibbi( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author of The Great Derangement and Griftopia takes on his most important story yet: an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing our financial lives but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship
Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America by Matt Taibbi( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 only prologue. The rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class--made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding--has been growing in power for a generation, transferring wealth upward through increasingly complex financial mechanisms and political maneuvers. The crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they've hijacked America's political and economic life. Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi here unravels the story, digging beyond the headlines to get into the deeper roots and wider implications. He traces the movement's origins to Ayn Rand and her most influential acolyte, Alan Greenspan; he uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world; and he shows how finance dominates politics with an inside account of the high-stakes battle for health-care reform--a battle the true reformers lost.--From publisher description
Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus by Matt Taibbi( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future, by the country's most perceptive and fearless political journalist. The 2016 presidential contest as told by Matt Taibbi, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, is in fact the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck. Years before the clown car of candidates was fully loaded, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality; the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class; the death of the political establishment; and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. Taibbi captures, with dead-on, real-time analysis, the failures of the right and the left, from the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the flawed and aimless Hillary Clinton campaign; the rise of the "dangerously bright" alt-right with its wall-loving identity politics and its rapturous view of the "Racial Holy War" to come; and the giant fail of a flailing, reactive political media that fed a ravenous news cycle not with reporting on political ideology, but with undigested propaganda served straight from the campaign bubble. At the center of it all stands Donald J. Trump, leading a historic revolt against his own party, "bloviating and farting his way" through the campaign, "saying outrageous things, acting like Hitler one minute and Andrew Dice Clay the next." For Taibbi, the stunning rise of Trump marks the apotheosis of the new postfactual movement. Taibbi frames the reporting with original essays that explore the seismic shift in how we perceive our national institutions, the democratic process, and the future of the country. Insane Clown President is not just a postmortem on the collapse and failure of American democracy. It offers the riveting, surreal, unique, and essential experience of seeing the future in hindsight
La brecha : la injusticia en la era de las grandes desigualdades económicas by Matt Taibbi( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great derangement : a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American empire by Matt Taibbi( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush's America in the post-9/11 era and ended up vomiting demons in an evangelical church in Texas, riding the streets of Baghdad in an American convoy to nowhere, searching for phantom fighter jets in Congress, and falling into the rabbit hole of the 9/11 Truth Movement.--From publisher description
Taking Washington back from Wall Street : Steve Meacham of City Life ; Vida Urbana( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amidst fading hopes for real reform on issues ranging from high finance to health care, economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss Wall Street's power over the federal government. The Journal profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes. Moyers also talks about the book, "Nemesis : the Last Days of the American Republic" by Chalmers Johnson
Are drones destroying our democracy?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies. Also, Matt Taibbi on big bank privileges."--Publisher's website
Insane clown president : dispatches from the American circus by Matt Taibbi( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers & Company( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The One Percent is not only increasing their share of wealth; they're using it to spread millions among political candidates who serve their interests. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Moyers is joined by two veteran journalists to discuss how the super-rich have willfully confused their self-interest with America's interest. Guests are Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, and Rolling Stone magazine's Matt Taibbi, who regularly shines his spotlight on scandals involving big business and government."--Container
I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A riveting work of literary journalism that explores the infamous police killing of Eric Garner--from the New York Times bestselling author of The DivideFrom the Hardcover edition
The stupidest law ever by Matt Taibbi( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Covers issues of California's three strikes laws, as well as those set to reform the laws including Michael Romano and David Mills, founders of the Stanford Three Strikes project
Smells like dead elephants : rapporto dall'impero del marcio by Matt Taibbi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How big banks victimize our democracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Episode guests: Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi, Naked Capitalism blogger Yves Smith, and author/advocate Peter Edelman
Smells like dead elephants : dispatches from a rotting empire by Matt Taibbi( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smells Like Dead Elephants is a brilliant collection from Matt Taibbi, "a political reporter with the gonzo spirit that made Hunter S. Thompson and P.J. O'Rourke so much fun" (The Washington Post). Bringing together Taibbi's most incisive and hilarious work from his "Road Work" column in Rolling Stone, Smells Like Dead Elephants shines an unflinching spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders. Taibbi has plenty to say about George W. Bush, Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, and all the rest, but he doesn't just hit inside the Beltway. He gets involved in the action, infiltrating Senator Conrad Burns's birthday party under disguise as a lobbyist for a fictional oil firm that wants to drill in the Grand Canyon. He floats into apocalyptic post-Katrina New Orleans in a dinghy with Sean Penn. He goes to Iraq as an embedded reporter, where he witnesses the mind-boggling dysfunction of our occupation and spends three nights in Abu Ghraib prison. And he reports from two of the most bizarre and telling trials in recent memory: California v. Michael Jackson and the evolution-vs.-intelligent-design trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Equally funny and shocking, this is excellent work from one of our most entertaining writers
 
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Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America
Alternative Names
Matt Taibbi Amerikaans journalist

Matt Taibbi écrivain américain

Matt Taibbi US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Taibbi, Matthew C.

Мэтт Тайбби

مت تایبی ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

타이비, 매트 1970-

타이비, 맷 1970-

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The Exile : sex, drugs, and libel in the new RussiaGriftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in american historyGriftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking AmericaThe great derangement : a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American empireSpanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb seasonSmells like dead elephants : dispatches from a rotting empireGreat derangement : a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American Empire