The task political journalist Luke Mogelson sets himself in his explosive The Storm is Here is challenging.
Subtitled America on the Brink, The Storm aims to make sense of the raging mob mentality which gained such traction in the wild, gangster-minded era of MAGA Trumpism.
Mogelson has a particularly privileged authority to take on his complex subject. From being embedded in marching militias, collecting witness accounts of behaviours through the Covid lockdowns, to jostling along the insurrectionists storming the Capitol in 2021, his first-hand insider accounts are breathtaking, and his analysis of the MAGA movement insightful and terrifying.
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