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Eliot Weinberger

17.10.2020

Eliot Weinberger is not only one of the most original essayists, he is also one of the sharpest political commentators in the USA. In his texts on politics under the Bush and Trump administrations, he lets facts speak for themselves: News details, statements by politicians, presenting the madness that has become part of everyday life in the USA in all its bizarre excesses. Nothing is missing: the Iraq war, pious homophobic and racist Republicans, concentration camps for refugee children, not to forget Donald Trump's recommendations on how to deal with a virus. Weinberger's chronicles from Republican America are shocking images of a disturbed society.