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The Chapo Guide to Revolution

A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
Written by: Chapo Trap House
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated - politically, culturally, and economically - by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way.

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the Internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that they don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution features biographies of important thought leaders and the 10 new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is not for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go....

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Chapo Trap House (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Irreverent, hilarious and insightful

The Chapos have written a manifesto with the potential to flush out the toxic impurities absorbed by our current political and cultural moment.

Seriously, though, armed with irony, irreverence and a combative posture, a firm grasp of our cultural landscape and its relation to politics, this Guide is simply the strongest accessible case out there for a broadly socialist politics - especially to those who might otherwise be amenable to popular reactionary ideas that they casually or unthinkingly consume on YouTube through the likes of Jordan Peterson (e.g. alienated young men).

This book, in other words, captures the pulse of American politics and culture, and by revealing its underlying absurdity, levels a comedic, Leftist critique of political discourse dominated either by 1) champions of the "free" market or 2) those who denounce "cultural marxism" and the "globalists" in favour of no fap and modelling one's behaviour after lobsters.

Oh also, despite its US-focus, many of the book's arguments, particularly the insufficiency of liberalism, are equally applicable to a Canadian context under the spell of woke BAE Justin - so Canucks or Québecois, consider giving this a listen.

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Buy the book

Or the audiobook like I did. It's pretty good, has the classic farcical tone, voiced by most of CTH (no Amber, sadly :( ) and it actually has a hopeful message at the end, a call to action of sorts.

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genius

Pretty solid literary piece. Would recommend to a friend or enemy. Much wow, much thanks

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  • Donnie
  • 2018-08-21

Genius - Even better that they read their own work

This book is better than America the book that many of us loved 15 years ago because we're stupid. Now let's hope the sequel discusses the truth about Syria.

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  • Dale
  • 2018-08-22

my beautiful boy virgil has a voice like an angel.

this book taught me the importance of cleaning my room and standing up straight. everything in this book is correct and good.

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  • Terra Jones
  • 2018-12-28

brilliant

Brilliant comedy that skeweres the feckless liberal establishment and the bitter, nihilistic far right. Ends on a hopeful note but ultimately it is up to us to be what needs to change and its not merely electing some Democrats or reforming a system whose purpose is to manage society to keep the 1% powerful.

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  • Tore Andvig
  • 2018-09-17

Funny, insightful and sadly for the most part not only true, but accurate

Funny and great. The Chapo crew presents The neoliberal shitscape that is our societies and the outset of the 21st century. But they focus on the particular grotesque, dumb, cruel and evil the US version is. So they’re also funny cause unbeknownst to the they parody themselves...

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  • The Helliot
  • 2018-09-06

Check it out for yourself.

Yes, I'm a fan of their podcast. Yes, I agree world and political view. But I didn't care about this book when it was announced. I don't agree with ALL they have to say. But I'm glad I gave it a chance. I was entertained.

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  • nathanpthousand
  • 2018-09-03

A beautiful, brilliant, stupid book.

As a longtime fan of the so-called "Dry Boys" and their podded casting product I decided to purchase the audio version of their book during a recent road trip. To my surprise the book was much more earnest and at times even academic than I had anticipated, but not without the near-inaccessible levels of obscure cultural and historical references that I have come to know and love.
I would compare the style to the works of John Hodgman, the main distinction between the two being that Hodgman's dry historical wit is erudite and winking, like an old southern dandy who makes you feel smart for getting his jokes. The Chapo Boys present their narrative in a style that is reminiscent of being cornered at a party by an autistic kid who has just tried cocaine for the first time. The jokes are obscure and references arcane, but in a different sort of way where you don't get to feel smug for being in on the joke because you begin to realize how much of your stupid life has been wasted consuming blog thinkpeices and video games and prestige television.
In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast.

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  • Morgan
  • 2018-08-31

Clarity in a world of crap

This book and podcast has changed the way I view the world. It has attributed to a paradigm shift from viewing the world through the lens of capitalism to seeing a future where we can take care of everyone, have peace, and not worship incrementalists like obama, who just end up propping up the ruling class and perpetuating the atrocities of capitalism.

Also, it’s just enjoyable to point out the absurdities of the pundit, media and mainstream political class.

Chapo let’s go.


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  • SheSailsinSoCal
  • 2018-08-24

It’s like the podcast only focused and evergreen (ish)

Having been a recent convert to CTH, their take on politics and the various phonies of the left (unliking Vox when I finish this review) the Chapo Guide to whatever, reads like a textbook, with half fact and half wit. I still can’t tell the voices of the guys apart, but the smart one shed some light on many things I was unaware of, which is why I like these twitter monsters better than the human boatshoes at Crooked Media.

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  • Jake Shavinski
  • 2018-08-24

Completely Critical to Childhood Development

As a childcare professional, I can say without a shred of doubt that this audiobook has opened new thought-channels in the cortex of every toddler and adolescent exposed to it. Their astral projections have begun to harmonize and provide Elon Musk with new ways to prevent the UAW from securing worker's rights to not be probed on and off the clock. Progress shows no signs of halting, and the DJIA has shot past Mount Kilimanjaro. Pour all of your money (including any deemed "critical" to your survival) "into" this "book" "immediately".

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-22

My large adult sons made a book

I procrastinated at work listening to this, Pretty dope, really wanna eat the rich now tho.

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