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friend that the movie was a documentary, not a farce. Today, as corporate, neo-fascist, and white nationalist voices take up cabinet and other positions in the Trump White House, the same can be said of The Terrible Twos. Yet even Reed’s Neo-Hoodooism could not imagine some of the more “terrible” and terrifying elements of the current historical moment, such as the rise of a reactionary neo-fascist news network in Fox News; Trump’s use of a new electronic medium, home computers and the internet, to communicate directly to his millions of (primarily white) supporters; his proposal to build a two-thousand-mile impenetrable wall to prevent Mexican immigrants, “criminals” and “rapists” from overwhelming America; his appointment of his daughter and son-in-law to White House advisory positions; and his overt flouting of the U.S. Constitution, which in The Terrible Twos at least takes place surreptitiously. Works Cited Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. McClelland and Stewart, 1985. Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. 1953. Simon & Schuster, 2012. Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. 1962. W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. Canon, Steve et al. “A Gathering of the Tribes: Conversation with Ishmael Reed.” Conversations with Ishmael Reed. Ed. Bruce Dick and Amritjit Singh. University Press of Mississippi, 1995, pp. 361-381. Car