The Chapo Guide to Revolution

A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
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The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated - politically, culturally, and economically - by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way.

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the Internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that they don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution features biographies of important thought leaders and the 10 new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is not for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go....

©2018 Chapo Trap House (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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This ought to be the last book you buy on amazon.

Get your audiobooks here: https://libro.fm/

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my beautiful boy virgil has a voice like an angel.

this book taught me the importance of cleaning my room and standing up straight. everything in this book is correct and good.

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The Chapo Gang Writes A Damn Book

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

Chapo has! But is Chapo for you?

If you’ve ever used the phrase “irony poisoning” then Chapo is for you.

If watching the latest clip of some news pundit “DESTROYING” a guest has every left you feeling not only hollow but with the sneaking suspicion that they are all in on a system rigged to not give a flying shit about you, your loved ones or anyone in your community, Chapo is for you.

If you’re the kind of person who feels left out by “the discourse” (the ghoulish politics of the right, the toothless response politics of Democrats, and the pundit class that praise every move of both) then Chapo is 100% for you.

In all honesty, Chapo is amazing because they have voice to all the things that left me feeling alienated politically and each week I get to listen to people who are just as outraged, horrified and ready to crack jokes just as “we’ll meet again” is starting to play somewhere far off in the distance. I can’t thank all of them enough for how empowered and activated it’s made me feel.

In sum, this book is solid and funny guide to some good politics people, the meat on the bones of the spooky Skelton that is Chapo, read it and don’t forget to leave 12 copies in your local Costco (This is called D’Souzaing)








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sick.

dope. smash that mf pride react 💯. let's get this review on the front page!

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As a centrist...

I really appreciate their fair and nuanced appraisal of both sides of every point being made. It's important to remember that everybody sucks, and we're living in hell world.

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Big, If True

Our favorite Russian psy-op is back to pollute the minds of the youth with socialist propaganda and trash--and baby, I'm here for it. Tea will be spilled. In conclusion, Chapo Trap House is a land of contradictions.

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brilliant

Brilliant comedy that skeweres the feckless liberal establishment and the bitter, nihilistic far right. Ends on a hopeful note but ultimately it is up to us to be what needs to change and its not merely electing some Democrats or reforming a system whose purpose is to manage society to keep the 1% powerful.

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buy the book

if you're considering buying the book, do it.
if you're not considering it, consider it.
then buy it.
buy the book.

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Genius - Even better that they read their own work

This book is better than America the book that many of us loved 15 years ago because we're stupid. Now let's hope the sequel discusses the truth about Syria.

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Oh hell yeaaa

I’ve been waiting for this to come out for so long and I’ve gotta say it doesn’t disappoint. Chapo does it again with their absolutely bleak, completely demented, chaotic style that you can’t find anywhere else except for the scattered remnants of now defunct web forums and ephemeral discord chats that inevitably fall apart because of infighting. These guys are our only hope and, honestly, we’re all going to die. At least it’s going to be fun.

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  • Deniche Matturi
  • 08-25-18

Definitely worth a read!

Absolutely fantastic, a light in the seemingly hopeless neo-liberal hell future. Perfectly blending humour and horrible truths of the past and present, into a really engaging romp. Well paced and informative, not a dull moment.

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  • Rabbiting
  • 01-29-19

Busted through my backwall real good

Just thinking about the way Virgil says 'Bal Du Moulin De La Galette' moistens me - 'Bal Du Moulin De La Galette', 'Bal Du Moulin De La Galette' *shudder* *squirt* *comic trombone / cymbal clash / klaxon /frightened hamster* (as you prefer)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-20

Entertaining read into american politics and stuff

The narrators are the hosts of the Chapo Trap House podcasts. They are all good narrators and have easily listenable voices although mispronounce stuff sometimes.
The book is a humorous and heavily left-leaning look into American life and politics. I bought this a year ago when I was first getting into politics and really struggled to understand everything, partly because I was listening while doing other things so I was not 100% focused and because I did not fully understand the terms used sometimes. Now I am more knowledgable I fully enjoyed going back to it and relistening. Let's hope this revolution comes lads.

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  • Elínborg
  • 04-07-20

Very funny

Makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you... Think? 🤔

Don't mind if I do.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-20

l loved it but

Virgil should read all the foreign words and names in this book to make it just a little better.

Really enjoyed, one of my fav manifestos!

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  • Evan
  • 10-18-18

Lacks the Chapo spark

Not as funny as the podcast, although the podcast is phenomenal. Probably only for Grey Wolves

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  • Moh
  • 09-22-18

Its a 8 hour chapo podcast ep (a good thing)

well produced and very interesting. a must have for every chapo listener. Buy the Book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-18

Inspiring!

A fresh breath of air for modern socio-economy. Listen to this audiobook to own the libs.

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  • DVee
  • 10-26-18

A mixed bag

Not bad for a first effort. Starts and ends pretty well, but the central third is a tonally inconsistent, unfocused mess. Could have used a firmer editorial hand. Additionally, for the audiobook, the boys manage to mispronounce every word over about three syllables, though this might be intentional - it's hard to tell.
The barbershop renditions are excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-20

its very, very good.

this is probably the best 7 hours anyone could spend doing anything, including: deleting your amazon account, liquifying jeff bezos wealth and brain for redistribution and eating, liquifiying every politican or politics-adjacent person in canberra, australia for weak fertilizer, or eating bahn mi while gaming, nude, in air con.
well written, well read, well produced lightning.
kindest regards sirs
tom. Aus.

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  • michael
  • 10-01-19

Chomsky for teenagers?

a wonky, and slanted history lesson for people who are too cool to read actual history books.
claims to offer a solution to the generation that was failed by capitalism. spoiler alert, the solution is socialism.
(and also facts are dumb)
I tend to agree that capitalism won't work and perhaps socialism is the only answer, but there isn't really much detail given on how it might work this time.
negative point about capitalism followed by negative point about capitalism doesn't convince me that socialism will work.
especially when the person condemning it also condemns logic and reason.
pretty disappointing.
The narrators were good, I find the jokes a bit cliche.
yes yes, corrupt, greedy America. white people bad and greedy, ha ha... sigh

wanted to like it, didn't, refunded it.


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  • Dom
  • 10-25-18

go off kings

allllllll right, welcome to real motherfucking Chapo hours! real Goddam respecting women hours and some adjunct hours to add funk power. Gorka maintains his ascendancy.
solidarity for the student precariate, eat the rich, fuck school, burn shit.
Keep on Foxley, you'll find your inspiration just as I once found you. You got this

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  • Daniel Elliott
  • 08-24-18

Hilarious and insightful guide to our nightmare.

Exactly what every despairing, exhausted young person needs to hear/read to understand and challenge the madness of late capitalism.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-18

a book that accurately describes our hellworld

this book heroically attempts to describe our current misfortunes and cannily skews the innumerable villains who brought us to this point