Trumpocalypse: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. I (2016-2017)


Product Details

Consent Factory Publishing
Publish Date
5.51 X 0.33 X 8.5 inches | 0.41 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and political satirist. His plays have been produced and have toured at theatres and festivals including Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), Needtheater (Los Angeles), 7 Stages (Atlanta), the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Brighton Festival, and the Noorderzon Festival (the Netherlands), among others. His writing awards include the 2002 First of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts, Scotsman Fringe Firsts in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best Play of the Adelaide Fringe. His political satire and commentary has been published by Consent Factory, OffGuardian, ZeroHedge, ColdType, Rubikon,, CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, and many other publications, and has been widely translated. His debut novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant.


"C. J. Hopkins is the rare writer who's so good at identifying uncomfortable truths that he essentially has to be removed from consideration for mass circulation. He's brave, original, enlightening, and hilarious, and his writing has an element of the forbidden that makes it even more fun (you realize later this is also depressing). He's in the tradition of samizdat-type satirists like Voinovich and Mrozek who were early to capture both the horror and absurdity of a collapsing empire." -- Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

"History, should there be any, will record 2016 as the year of a stunning triumvirate, the simultaneous eruption of Brexit, Donald Trump, and the Consent Factory. The first two were indications of the deep anguish and anger of common people directed at the neoliberal corporate oligarchy draining the social, economic and political lifeblood from so-called Western democracies. The third was an eruption of brilliant, cutting, incisive satire in the Swiftian tradition, explaining insightfully if painfully what the hell was going on, as the corporate media and its liberal allies desperately counterattacked the populist uprising, a much bigger threat to the oligarchy than the perverted political operatives behind either Trump or Brexit. Here it is to read and remember and to explode the corporate propaganda oozing from the left, right and middle. Trumpocalypse -- you lived it, now understand it." -- John Stauber, author of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You, Weapons of Mass Deception, and other bestsellers

"Is it possible these days to distinguish between political news and satire? Read C. J. Hopkins and see if you can tell the difference. Or rather, enjoy the blend." -- Diana Johnstone, author of Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions, and Circle in the Darkness (Clarity Press, 2019)