Absurd: stupid and unreasonable, or silly in a humorous way:
What an absurd thing to say!
Don’t be so absurd! Of course I want you to come.
It’s an absurd situation – neither of them will talk to the other.
Do I look absurd in this hat?
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“The most predictable aspect of Trump is unpredictability. I think it’s dangerous, very dangerous,” says Noam Chomsky.
In a special UpFront interview, renowned US academic and public intellectual Noam Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the implications of a Donald Trump presidency, on both domestic and global issues.
“He certainly is off the spectrum. There’s never been anything like him,” says Chomsky, an award-winning author, who is witnessing the 16th president over the course of his lifetime.
“He has no background at all in any political activities. Never held office, been interested in office. He has no known political positions,” says Chomsky. “He’s basically a showman.”
Chomsky, who has spent decades critiquing US presidents, calls Trump an “ignorant, thin-skinned megalomaniac” and a “greater evil” than Hillary Clinton.
“Do you vote against the greater evil if you don’t happen to like the other candidate? The answer to that is yes,” says Chomsky, on Americans who cast their votes for third party candidates or simply stayed home on election day.
“If you have any moral understanding, you want to keep the greater evil out,” says Chomsky. “I didn’t like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue I can think of.”
In this interview, Mehdi Hasan and Chomsky talk Trump.
Reality Check – Did racism Trump economic anxiety in US election?
Before people took to the polls to elect a new president, analysts predicted that Hillary Clinton would win by a landslide. But in a shocking turn of events, Donald Trump nabbed the top spot.
How did Trump manage to win? Was it a boost from the economically “left-behind”, as many seem to think, or did racism play a larger role?
In this week’s Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan shows how it wasn’t just economic concerns that drove voters into Trump’s hands, but mostly racial resentment.
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David Cay Boyle Johnston (born December 24, 1948) is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/161…
From 2009 to 2014 he was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer who taught the tax, property, and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and the Whitman School of Management. From July 2011 until September 2012 he was a columnist for Reuters, writing, and producing video commentaries, on worldwide issues of tax, accounting, economics, public finance and business. Johnston is the board president of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has also written for Al Jazeera English and America in recent years.
Johnston covered “student radicals, black politics and development” at the San Jose Mercury News from 1968 to 1973. Although he “earned enough credits for at least one master’s degree,” his formal educational credentials are limited to a “night high school diploma” as he “skipped most general education requirements in favor of upper division and graduate study at seven schools,” including San Francisco State University (1972), the University of Chicago (where he studied under a five-month fellowship in 1973) and Michigan State University (1973-1975). At Michigan State, he wrote an internal textbook (A Guide to Public Records) for the University’s journalism department. From 1973 to 1976, he was an investigative reporter at the Detroit Free Press in its Lansing bureau. In 1976, he joined the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until 1988. Johnston subsequently worked as a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1988 to 1995. He joined The New York Times in February 1995.
As a reporter Johnston investigated Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) political spying and other abuses, the hotelier Barron Hilton, misuse of charitable funds at United Way, news manipulation at WJIM-TV in Lansing, Michigan, and Donald Trump’s financial dealings.
Johnston has been critical of news media coverage of the 2008 $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. In a letter to American journalist and blogger Jim Romenesko, Johnston wrote, “In covering the proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street don’t repeat the failed lapdog practices that so damaged our reputations in the rush to war in Iraq and the adoption of the Patriot Act. Don’t assume that Congress must act instantly, as so many news stories state as if it was an immutable fact. Don’t assume there is a case just because officials say there is.” Johnston has been cited favorably by Glenn Greenwald as well as other bailout critics.
Johnston is the author of best-selling books on tax and economic policy. Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill, is about hidden subsidies, rigged markets, and corporate socialism. It follows his earlier book Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich—and Cheat Everybody Else, a New York Times bestseller on the U.S. tax system that won the Investigative Reporters and Editors 2003 Book of the Year award.
Johnston’s first book, the 1992 Temples of Chance: How America Inc. Bought Out Murder Inc. to Win Control of the Casino Business is an account of how the junk-bond kings usurped mob control of the casino industry in the 1980s. The book discusses corruption in the industry and the role of the federal and state governments in that corruption.
In 2014 Cay Johnston released Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality. Cay Johnston shows most Americans, in inflation-adjusted terms, are now back to the average income of 1966. Post-recession (from 2009 to 2011) the top 1 percent of households took in 121% of the income gains while the bottom 99% saw their income actually fall.
In 2016, Johnston released The Making of Donald Trump, a journalistic account of the rise of businessperson-turned-presidential candidate Donald Trump, with Melville House Publishing. At the time he wrote the book, Johnston had known Trump for 28 years. The book soon became a New York Times bestseller.
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Trump: The Art of the Deal is a 1987 book credited to businessman Donald Trump and journalist Tony Schwartz. Part memoir and part business-advice book, it was the first book published by Trump, and helped to make him a “household name.” It reached number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, stayed there for 13 weeks, and altogether held a position on the list for 48 weeks.
The book received additional attention during Trump’s 2016 campaign for the presidency of the United States. He cited it as one of his proudest accomplishments and his second-favorite book after the Bible. Schwartz expressed regrets about his involvement and he and the book’s publisher, Howard Kaminsky, asserted that Trump had played no role in the actual writing of the book. Trump has given conflicting accounts on the question of authorship.
At the time of publication, Publishers Weekly called it a “boastful, boyishly disarming, thoroughly engaging personal history”. People magazine gave it a mixed review.
In 1988, Trump and Ted Turner announced plans for a television-film based on the book. The plans had been largely abandoned by 1991.
Three years later, journalist John Tierney noted Trump “appears to have ignored some of his own advice” in the book due to “well-publicized problems with his banks.” Trump’s self-promotion, best-selling book and media celebrity status led one commentator in 2006 to call him “a poster-child for the ‘greed is good’ 1980s”. (The phrase “Greed is good” was from the movie Wall Street which was released a month after The Art of the Deal.)
Jim Geraghty in the National Review said in 2015 that the book showed “a much softer, warmer, and probably happier figure than the man dominating the airwaves today.”
John Paul Rollert, an ethicist writing about the book in The Atlantic in 2016, says Trump sees capitalism not as an economic system but a morality play.
The book coined the phrase “truthful hyperbole” describing “an innocent form of exaggeration—and… a very effective form of promotion”. Schwartz said Trump loved that phrase. In January 2017, the phrase was noted for its similarity to the phrase “alternative facts” coined by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway when she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s false statements about the attendance at Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.
Aspects of the book were used as the basis for the 2016 parody film, Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.
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