The Elephant in the Room
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The Elephant in the Room

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“But Hillary is a known Luciferian,” he tried.

“She’s not a
known Luciferian,” I said.

“Well, yes and no,” he said.


In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson, the New York Times-Bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Them, and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention. Along the way, he reunites with an old acquaintance—the influential provocateur and conspiracy talk-show host Alex Jones—who draws him, unexpectedly, into one of the most bizarre presidential campaigns in American history.

From the private Winnebago where conspiracy theorists and fearmongers discuss key campaign decisions, to a chance encounter with notorious political operative Roger Stone, Ronson’s picaresque journey into Donald Trump’s atmosphere introduces us to the people who orbit the campaign machine, and discovers what makes them tick—and what ticks them off. Whimsical, hilarious and often downright terrifying, The Elephant in the Room captures a defining moment in our time as only Jon Ronson could see it.

Title:The Elephant in the Room
Edition Language:English
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Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:48 pages

    The Elephant in the Room Reviews

  • Melki
    Oct 07, 2016

    "Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake, with actors, in my view manufactured. I couldn't believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids." - A...

  • Jason
    Oct 12, 2016

    It's almost like the far-right inhabit a parallel dimension with its own institutions, its own history and its own--I hesitate to use the term--knowledge. It's a place where truth is overrated, where ...

  • Ethan
    Oct 17, 2016

    A very quick read, almost long a longform magazine piece. The Elephant in the Room is Jon Ronson exploring the culture of the alt-right and the rise of Trump through professional radio conspiracy sale...

  • Didde Elnif
    Oct 20, 2016

    En single, der giver et godt og underholdende indblik i infowars-folkene, der omgiver Trump. Den er skrevet som jeg-forms reportage med udgangspunkt i Jon Ronsons eget venskab(-ish) med Alex Jones, og...

  • Ali Shaw
    Oct 11, 2016

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is utterly confused as to how Trump could possibly be President of the US. It shows some of the sick people Trump gets his information from: Alex Jones from ...

  • Holly
    Oct 12, 2016

    I will read and enjoy basically anything Jon Ronson puts out, and this was a really good glimpse into how exactly Trump managed to get anywhere close to where he is right now. ...

  • Joel Solomon
    Oct 09, 2016

    Timely...and ScaryJon Ronson is one my favorite writers. I enjoy how deeply he will go for a story, and how much access he gets to very powerful and influential people. After reading this account of h...

  • Todd Wright
    Oct 08, 2016

    Ronson at it againLove Robson's writing and was excited to see what he would do with a smaller format. I wasn't disappointed. Once again, he manages to paint a balanced picture without compromising hi...

  • Stacey
    Oct 09, 2016

    Finished just in time for the debates. Wow...just wow....

  • Sam Quixote
    Nov 08, 2016

    In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson takes a look at the alt-right, a formerly fringe group that has risen to take control of the Republican Party at the same time that Donald Trump has ascended to...

About Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His work includes the international bestsellers Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.A contributor to The Guardian, Ronson is the author of the columns "Human Zoo" and "Out of the Ordinary". He writes and p