In A Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson tells the story of the new America elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination, even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you.
“They view America the way a private equity firm sized up an aging conglomerate,” Carlson writes, “as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they’re gone.”
In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo and those who don’t.T
Tucker Carlson is the anchor of Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel. He has been a staff writer at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The Weekly Standard, and hosted shows on CNN, MSNBC and PBS. He was the Keynote Speaker at EPC 30 in January 2019.