The America of 2021 bears little resemblance to that of merely a decade ago, and journalist Christian Schneider has been there to document it all - from the rise and fall of the Tea Party to a deadly pandemic killing nearly three-quarters of a million Americans to a violent insurrection in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
Schneider, a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors, has spent over a decade writing about the cultural phenomena that brought America to where it is today. While society once built on the knowledge of prior generations, Americans are now in what he calls the "Golden Era of Anti-Knowledge" - where all facts are negotiable and public figures are incentivized to hold tightly to preposterous positions, rather than backtrack to ones more plausible.
"Anti-Knowledge: Essays From the Era of Negotiable Truth" is a greatest hits of Schneider's work from the past decade (or so.) Schneider's work, featured in USA Today, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review and other publications, blends wit and traditional conservatism to provide a unique perspective on the American culture over the past ten years.