Our regular feature, which ran for four years as The Daily Devil’s Dictionary, moved to a weekly format in 2022. This collection of ironic takes on the discourse of public personalities offers original commentary on the themes that dominated the news during what turned out to be a highly eventful year.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February set the tone for high drama. By the end of the year what Russian President Vladimir Putin announced to be a “special military operation” had clearly become a prolonged proxy war between nuclear powers. This war’s implications went far beyond the question of how Ukraine should be governed and by whom.
The broad themes presented and deconstructed in the book include education, democracy, law, corruption, international politics, propaganda, the strange culture of the US, Beltway politics, and, of course, the Russia-Ukraine War.
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