The Brink: What Would You Say If I Should Let You Speak?, by David Bax

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  1. Not Moses says:

    “…an almost bemusing portrait of a man riding the wave of his own bullshit and not noticing that it’s petering out as the wind begins to change.”

    The rest of the review is dandy. But given The Don’s poll #s and density of support, I disagree with the assertion that The Movement is petering out. The politics of fear played well for more than two decades in the ’40s to ’60s. Much as it did in Europe in the ’20s and ’30s. To many, the claims of “fascism” just don’t hold any water.

    The savvy movers and shakers know that the alt right has energized the opposition to charging over the socialist cliff in a way that may well sink its chances in ’20 as the center says, “Too much of a good thing may well not be” and the unquestioned assumptions of the dozey left are being re-examined in the era of the NIMBYs and “hey! that’s my stuff” crowd.

    Note the list of Presidential candidates headed for the DNC. One moderate and a platoon of rabble rousers. All Bernie has to do is play Let’s Make a Deal with two or three of them to win the nomination and pin a target on his butt.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      The narrative of the movie culminates with the 2018 midterms, though, so I think my description gives the correct impression of the film I saw, which is part of my task as a critic.

      – David

  2. FictionIsntReal says:

    I remember around the time Bannon was fired it was attributed to him calling up The American Prospect and contradicting the Trump administration’s stance on North Korea, but people seem to have forgotten that now. I guess it’s such a disorganized administration full of people trying to undermine each other that one can hardly keep track of it all.

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