The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything (Paperback)Mike Rothschild (author)
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Pacy, bold and meticulously researched, conspiracy expert Mike Rothchild’s impressive and deeply unnerving investigation into the murky world of QAnon is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the rise of populism and the threat to our liberal freedoms.
In 2017, President Trump made a cryptic remark at a gathering of military officials, describing it as 'the calm before the storm' - then refused to explain himself to puzzled journalists. But on internet message boards, a mysterious poster called 'Q Clearance Patriot' began an elaboration all of their own.
Q's wild yarn hinted at a vast conspiracy that satisfied the deepest desires of MAGA-America. None of Q's predictions came to pass. But did that stop people from clinging to every word, expanding Q's mythology, and promoting it ever more widely? No.
Conspiracy culture expert Mike Rothschild is uniquely equipped to explain QAnon, from the cults that first fed into it, to its embrace by Trump and the right-wing media. With families torn apart and with the Capitol under attack, he argues that mocking the madness of QAnon will get us nowhere. Instead, he argues that QAnon tells us everything we need to know about global fear after Trump-and that we need to understand it now, because it's not going away.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 24 mm
'The Storm Is Upon Us is an impressive piece of research and a gripping read. Rothschild's book reads like a thriller, with cliffhangers that leave you eager for the next episode. The trouble, of course, is that it's not fiction.' - The Times
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