Dave Eggers' "The Captain and the Glory" Satirizes the Trump Era

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Dave Egger's latest, "The Captain and the Glory," is a satire of the Trump Administration. (Courtesy of Dave Eggers)

In Dave Eggers' latest book "The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment," an inexperienced and dishonest man becomes the captain of a storied ship. Hired to "shake things up," the captain discards all of the ship's books and terrorizes its once-welcome refugees. Eggers joins Forum to talk about the book, an allegory of the Trump era, and the role of satire in contemporary politics.

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Dave Eggers, author, "The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment" and "The Circle"; founder, McSweeney's and 826 Valencia

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