Stewart T. Spencer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, examines the tense, shocking, and downright bizarre political climate of 2016 in this collection of essays. During this strange year, America shifted allegiance from Democratic president Barrack Obama to his political opposite, Republican nominee Donald Trump. Spencer provides a detailed analysis of the changes that culminated in the presidential election. He shares insight into the rise of "political celebrities," the power of the evangelical right, and the future of America with Trump in charge.
Spencer also turns his focus a little closer to home. He discusses the tense political climate in his home state of North Carolina and the hypocrisy of the Christian right.
Spencer's essays cover numerous other topics:
- the Christian Gospels' true opinion on gay marriage
- the disappearance of Scots-Irish culture in North Carolina's mountain communities
- the legacy of folk musician Doc Watson
- the social impact of violence in sports
- the annoyance of automated phone trees
As a journalist, Spencer considers it his duty to denounce tyranny wherever he sees it, whether it lurks in national political figures or the pesky squirrels in his own backyard! His mixture of political and personal observations will entertain and inspire you.
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About the Author
Stewart T. Spencer worked for forty years as an editor and publisher. He wrote for the Detroit Free Press, the Charlotte Observer,the Charlotte News,and the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.He served as editor in chief for the Charlotte News and the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Under his direction, the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983.
Spencer is a proud graduate of Duke University. He is now retired and lives in North Carolina.