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CHEAP Funk. CHEAP Coup d’états unis. Every coup begins with a con, says Masha Gessen. And we’re witnessing an attempted coup in the états-unis right now. It’s not whether it will happen, but whether enough people will fight successfully to keep it from happening. Institutions will not save us. To accompany us in our struggle, CHEAP turns to such anti-autocratic voices as Circle Jerks, G-Dragon, Richard Brooks, Patricio Guzman, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Elza Soares, NWA, The Ronnettes, Heaven 17, Woody Allen, Victor Jara, Rap against Dictatorship, Fanny Franklin, M.I.A., Caetano Veloso, Mavis Staples, Carlos Mejía Godoy and Masha Gessen, of course. Believe the autocrat. He means what he says. Institutions will not save us. Be outraged. Don’t make compromises. Remember the future. We can’t keep carrying all of this with us. That’s painful and too much to ask. We can’t just set it all aside and act as if we’re going back to some kind of normal. We need a reckoning. CHEAP Funk. CHEAP Coup d’états unis.