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maggio 2017
184 pp.
EAN 9788898860531
The America of Our Discontent

The never-closed story of three young guys killed by Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi at the time of the Civil Rights Movement. The epidemic of heroin deaths in the former industrial areas devastated by the lack of work and hope. The murder of  doctors, the fear and anger spread by the war against abortion. Moreover, the expectations and rage of Donald Trump's settlement days and the new lifestyles, sexual habits and affections introduced into the gay community by the PrEP, the prophylactic pill that protects against AIDS. These are the stories recorded by Roberto Festa during his travels from North to South, from East Coast to Midwest across a divided America, marked by extraordinary leaks that sometimes appear to be the last dance on the Titanic bridge, and by a return to a past that was believed to have ended and instead reappears with arrogance to remind us that conquests and rights are never to be given for granted. With the style of non-fiction narrative, Roberto Festa tells stories, records words, ideas, emotions; this is an "all-live" journey but through the gaze of History and long thoughts. What comes out is the portrait of a place that has lost the blaze of the "city on the hill", painfully suspended and uncertain about its own identity, mission, future.

Roberto Festa is a journalist; he is correspondent from the US and collaborates with the Italian newspaper «Il Fatto Quotidiano», the Milanese radio station Radio Popolare and the Italian Swiss Radio. 
rassegna stampa
Thu 08 Feb 2018 - La provincia Pavese
Razzismo? In Italia peggio che negli Usa
Sat 16 Dec 2017 - Il secolo XIX
L'America del nostro scontento
Wed 15 Nov 2017 - Le monde diplomatique
L'America del nostro scontento
Mon 30 Oct 2017 - Pride
Un mondo nuovo?
Sun 11 Jun 2017 - Millennium
Con il mitra la barba e l'eroina sulle strade dell'America che ha votato Trump
Fri 02 Jun 2017 - Il Venerdì di repubblica
Nell'America dove Trump fa provincia
L'america del nostro scontento - indice e premessa - pdf
Milano, 11 giugno 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Auditorium di Radio Popolare
Milano, 13 giugno 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Libreria centofiori
Milano, 17 settembre 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Circolo Arci La Scighera
Marghera, 14 ottobre 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Ateneo degli imperfetti
Roma, 23 settembre 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Giardini di Villa Celimontana
Milano, 13 ottobre 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Libreria Antigone
Milano, 18 novembre 2017 - L'America del nostro scontento - Teatro Elfo Puccini
Verona, 3 febbraio 2018 - L'America sprofonda - incontro con Roberto Festa - La Sobilla
Milano, 18 aprile 2018 - L'America del nostro scontento - Gli incontri del GAS LoLa
Milano, 26 settembre 2018 - L'America del nostro scontento - Libreria Tempo ritrovato