6 Hours and 32 MinutesThe popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans.“You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You’re trapped on a ship of fools.”—From the Introduction In Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you. “They view America the way a private equity firm sizes up an aging conglomerate,” Carlson writes, “as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they’re gone.” In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.” Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight have come to enjoy, his book answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?
Ship of Fools Review
- January 1, 1970Lynn S.“You look on in horror, helpless and desperate.You have nowhere to go.You’re trapped on a ship of fools.”It sounds like he needs to stop working at Fox News.
- January 1, 1970Lucille Zimmerman#1 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Ideologies & Doctrines > Conservatism & Liberalism#1 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire#1 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > PoliticalCongratulations Tucker! I had a bias to like this book: Carlson has been my favorite FOX personality for many years; way before he got his own show. My favorite story about Tucker is the one Greta Vansusteren did on her Gr #1 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Ideologies & Doctrines > Conservatism & Liberalism#1 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire#1 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > PoliticalCongratulations Tucker! I had a bias to like this book: Carlson has been my favorite FOX personality for many years; way before he got his own show. My favorite story about Tucker is the one Greta Vansusteren did on her Greta Talk podcast. I even wrote about it in my own book about posttraumatic growth (You'll have to go listen in order to know what I'm talking about.)Here's my favorite paragraph from the book:"Trump's election wasn't about Trump. It was a throbbing middle finger in the face of America's ruling class. It was a gesture of contempt, a howl of rage, the end of decades of selfish and unwise decisions made by selfish and unwise leaders. Happy countries don't elect Donald Trump president. Desperate ones do." That's exactly how I feel. I became a serious follower of politics when Barak Obama was elected. I never missed a day to see how he was going to undo what the United States of America stood for. I started attending conferences and summits to learn all I could. But the moment I became a news junkie was the night I was celebrating my wedding anniversary in a cozy home on the San Juan Islands in Washington state. It was the night after the events at Benghazi. I asked my husband, "What is this story about?" He said, "Our ambassador and several others just got killed." Fast forward. Nothing in the book was new to me because I watch Carlson's show every single night. If I'm not home I record and watch later. This book is a fast read, and you can tell it was written in anger. Carlson said he wrote most of it on airplane flights. Smashing themes in the book are: Immigration - "You don't have to convince or serve voters; you can just import them."Elitist liberals - "Eight of America's ten most affluent counties voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, in most cases by a large margin." (The ones who supposedly cared about the little fella no longer do)Social Media - "Facebook sees and records everywhere you go. FB knows the stores you visited, the events you attended, and whether you walked, drove, or rode your bike...the company also knows much of your Web browsing history." War - "Liberals used to be antiwar."Free Speech - "There's nothing more infuriating to a ruling class than contrary opinions. They're inconvenient and annoying. They're evidence of an ungrateful population...Above all, they constitute a threat to your authority." (insert sarcasm)Carlson continues in the book talking about identity politics, racial diversity (how liberals now want everyone divided according to their DNA), global warming, male bashing, and the amount of filth in cities led by liberals who say they care about environmental issues. This book if filled with anecdotes, quotes, statistics, and history. Most importantly it's a smashing explanation of the 2016 Presidential election. Sadly, Hillary still doesn't get it. Yesterday she was on TV, once again belittling Trump and the people who voted for him. She has no insight. Hope she reads a copy of this book.more
- January 1, 1970J.M.K. Walkowthe title says it allIt is sure the more powerful the roles are, the more detailed review of the folk is required. This is a very good case against non factual journalism, against idiots' opinion published by very powerful folk like Soros. Collecting and presenting facts is a tedious job, but hey is it not that what journalists are striving and are proud to report regardless of political climate?more
- January 1, 1970RussellExcellent book. Packed with information I was unaware of, and very compelling arguments. My only complaint is that i wish it were longer.
- January 1, 1970Brian JonesTucker Carlson's fact based narrative comes through strong but if you don't take a Conservative look and bring with an open mind than you just might miss out on a very good read!
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