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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 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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  • 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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  • S. O'Mary
  • 2019-12-05

As a centrist...

I really appreciate their fair and nuanced appraisal of both sides of every point being made. It's important to remember that everybody sucks, and we're living in hell world.

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  • Brian Buster
  • 2018-08-21

The Chapo Gang Writes A Damn Book

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

Chapo has! But is Chapo for you?

If you’ve ever used the phrase “irony poisoning” then Chapo is for you.

If watching the latest clip of some news pundit “DESTROYING” a guest has every left you feeling not only hollow but with the sneaking suspicion that they are all in on a system rigged to not give a flying shit about you, your loved ones or anyone in your community, Chapo is for you.

If you’re the kind of person who feels left out by “the discourse” (the ghoulish politics of the right, the toothless response politics of Democrats, and the pundit class that praise every move of both) then Chapo is 100% for you.

In all honesty, Chapo is amazing because they have voice to all the things that left me feeling alienated politically and each week I get to listen to people who are just as outraged, horrified and ready to crack jokes just as “we’ll meet again” is starting to play somewhere far off in the distance. I can’t thank all of them enough for how empowered and activated it’s made me feel.

In sum, this book is solid and funny guide to some good politics people, the meat on the bones of the spooky Skelton that is Chapo, read it and don’t forget to leave 12 copies in your local Costco (This is called D’Souzaing)








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  • 2019-12-15

sick.

dope. smash that mf pride react 💯. let's get this review on the front page!

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  • L. Cox
  • 2019-02-27

Big, If True

Our favorite Russian psy-op is back to pollute the minds of the youth with socialist propaganda and trash--and baby, I'm here for it. Tea will be spilled. In conclusion, Chapo Trap House is a land of contradictions.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-22

buy the book

if you're considering buying the book, do it.
if you're not considering it, consider it.
then buy it.
buy the book.

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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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  • Tara
  • 2018-08-21

Oh hell yeaaa

I’ve been waiting for this to come out for so long and I’ve gotta say it doesn’t disappoint. Chapo does it again with their absolutely bleak, completely demented, chaotic style that you can’t find anywhere else except for the scattered remnants of now defunct web forums and ephemeral discord chats that inevitably fall apart because of infighting. These guys are our only hope and, honestly, we’re all going to die. At least it’s going to be fun.

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  • my man know
  • 2018-08-22

Better than the podcast

My god, the line about how the apocalypse is here “you just don’t live there,” was the brilliance of Matt’s climate change rant encapsulated in one sentence. Let’s go!!!

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