A Renegade History of the United States

By Thaddeus Russell - Rating: 6/10

The premise here is that the outsiders and the misfits, by rejecting puritanism and pushing the limits of what is acceptable, are the real driving force behind the expansion of our freedoms. I agree with the argument up to a point. Ya know, a lot of renegades are just annoying self-important jerks whose art is dumb. Us normies will inherit the Earth. Anyhow, the history ranges from drunk patriots to drag queens. Thrown in for good measure are some provocative defenses of minstrel shows and money-grubbing cultish black ministers. Oh, and lists of things. The more things in the list, the more you make your point apparently. There are lists in chapter one, chapter two, chapter three, chapter four… we get the point.

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