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The view from flyover country : dispatches from the forgotten America

Author: Sarah Kendzior
Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2018. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Flatiron books editionView all editions and formats
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"In 2015, lauded journalist Sarah Kendzior collected the essays she reported for Al Jazeera and published them as the bestselling book The View from Flyover Country. Now, for the first time ever, The View from Flyover Country is in print with an updated introduction and epilogue that reflect on how the Trump presidency was the inevitable result of the realities first captured in Kendzior’s writing. A piercing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Essays
Named Person: Donald Trump; Donald Trump
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Kendzior
ISBN: 9781250189998 1250189993
OCLC Number: 1006491098
Notes: Collection of essays originally written between 2012 and 2014.
Description: xv, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: Flyover country. The view from flyover country ; Expensive cities are killing creativity ; The peril of hipster economics ; Mourn the fall of the mall --
Part II: The post-employment economy. Surviving the post-employment economy ; Meritocracy for sale ; Survival is not an aspiration ; Zero-opportunity employers ; A government shutdown, a social breakdown ; The men who set themselves free ; Charity is not a substitute for justice ; The unaffordable baby boomer dream ; The millennial parent ; Mothers are not "opting out"--they are out of options --
Part III: Race and religion. The wrong kind of caucasian ; The fallacy of the phrase "the Muslim world" ; In the trial of Trayvon, the U.S. is guilty ; St. Louis's sons, taken too soon ; The freedom to criticize free speech --
Part IV: Higher education. The closing of American academia ; Academic paywalls mean publish and perish ; The political consequences of academic paywalls ; The immorality of college admissions ; College is a promise the economy does not keep --
Part V: Media. Managed expectations in the post-employment economy ; Who is a "journalist"? People who can afford to be ; Blame it on the internet ; When the mainstream media are the lunatic fringe --
Part VI: Beyond flyover country. U.S. foreign policy's gender gap ; Snowden and the paranoid state ; Iraq and the reinvention of reality ; Where following the law is radical ; Water is a human right, but who is considered a human being? ; The telegenically dead --
Coda. In defense of complaining --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sarah Kendzior.

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