Danny Katch is an activist and humorist often accused of not knowing the difference. He writes a regular column for SocialistWorker.org and his articles have appeared in Truthout, ZNet, and the New York Daily News. He is the author of Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation and America’s Got Democracy! The Making of the World’s Longest Running Reality Show.
“?The perpetual choice between the corrupt Republican Party or the inept Democratic Party has left millions of people without a real alternative in the contests that are supposed to determine our political representation. With wit and clarity, Katch argues for social movements, political activism, and socialism as the alternatives we need to win the world we want. Get this book!”
—KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR, author, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
“In the tradition of Abbie Ho?man and George Carlin, Sarah Silverman and Dave Chappelle, Katch’s generous, embracing humor is deployed to uncover the deepest truths of our predicament. Don’t miss it.”
—BILL AYERS, author, Demand the Impossible!
“?is is a moment when politics and laughter are both necessities for survival. Without them we would be lost. Now we have a book that gives us both.”
—DAVE ZIRIN, sports editor, the Nation
“If you or your friends and family have been shocked and horri?ed since Election Day, Katch will calm you down, cheer you up, and get you ready to ?ght.”
—SARAH JAFFE, author, Necessary Trouble
“It’s horrible, tragic, ridiculous, and full of suspense. But enough about the White House. ?is book will make you laugh out loud, learn something about our world, and get inspired to change it.”
—BRIAN JONES, educator and socialist activist
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One year after the nightmare of Election Night, it’s easy to still feel shock at how a moral monstrosity came to occupy the world’s most powerful office. Danny Katch, author of the new book Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People, looks back at the election that gave us Donald Trump.