The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room


“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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Number of Pages:48 pages

    The Elephant in the Room Reviews

  • Melki

    "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...

  • Sam Quixote

    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...

  • Jason

    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 ...

  • Holly

    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. ...

  • Allan

    A very short piece - more like a chapter in his books than a book in itself - about the influence of the alt right on Trump's presidential campaign.Having previously come into contact with Alex Jones,...

  • Christopher

    Now it all seems like a dream within a dream, the presidential race of 2016. Unfortunately, we are still stuck in that inner dream, will be for the next four years. This longform piece of journalism b...

  • Ethan

    A very quick read, almost 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 salesman ...

  • Amin

    Too journalistic. At best, it is good for a little entertainment; however, by exaggerating, showing off and reflecting on only a small part of reality, it is impossible to picture the whole reality. I...

  • Eric Wojciechowski

    What if Alex Jones and his audience were in the White House? What if Roger Stone types were there too? That's the scary conclusion to Ronson's latest, "The Elephant in the Room". And that's a horrible...

  • Todd Wright

    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...