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Andrew Marantz professional background - how the book came about.
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The key players: Andrew Breitbart
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The key players: Steve Bannon
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A "patron saint" of the book: Richard Rorty
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The key players: Milo Yiannopoulos
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Integrating all the threads: Mike Cernovich
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Individuals have learned how to create social media waves that drive the news
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If we understand the mechanism, why does it keep working? Macro-targeting and micro-targeting
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The key players: Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit
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What is the state of things now? Richard Spencer
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Is there a Great American Consensus? A widely-held mainstream view which is the "real" America?
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What the Nationalists and the Left agree on: America was set up as a country for white men.
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What is the role of technology in this situation?
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To what degree are the shallow "libertarian" and "techno-utopian" roots of Silicon Valley to blame for the problem?
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So what about the "Utopian" part of techno-utopian?
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The injustice of Silicon Valley's view of themselves as "victims"
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Silicon Valley's view of themselves as luminaries, not just motivated by profit
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The philanthropy of Silicon Valley as hubris: don't tell us what the problems of the world are
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The support of free speech by Silicon Valley as a naive, self-serving position
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So where are the online extremists now? What about Russia? The Overton Window
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Who remains - has the movement burned itself out? Tucker Carlson
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The mainstream movement: Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham
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Trump as a product of the movement rather than as a weird aberration - Fox and Friends
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Why the constant lying by Trump? Does it work? Yes: it's part of building an emotional bond with the constituency.
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Is Twitter responsible for this situation?
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What can we do? Where does it go next? We have to regulate it.
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We know social media is bad for society - so what is next? Regulation has to be driven by social consensus. Ultimately, it is a Capitalism problem.
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Are you hopeful after writing this?
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Wrap up - Marantz's current article: "Crisis of Conscience" and the Esalen Institute
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A brief aside regarding "The Truman Show"
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