The Wizard of Oz culminates in a moment in which the man behind all the imposing imagery and gadgetry is revealed to be an unassuming fellow flipping levers to create the illusion of magic. I can’t help but think of that scene when reading The Woking Dead, but there’s a twist: The man behind the curtain reveals that he’s actually larger, more connected, and more involved than seems possible. The man behind the curtain has been everywhere over the past decade and a half, behind so many leaders you know and admire, but you never even knew he was there. He is conservatism's phantom menace, torturing liberalism from the shadows.
His name is A.J. Rice, and in The Woking Dead people are discovering the first-time author behind any curtain. He’s stepping out as himself to reveal his role in the conservative movement while also exposing the people, groups, and forces seeking to tear our beloved country apart.
When I say Rice has been everywhere here’s what that means: He developed Laura Ingraham’s and Monica Crowley's radio show. He brought countless conservative books to market and powered them to the NYT's bestseller list. Names like Donald Trump Junior, Charles Krauthammer, and Pete Hegseth. He’s the radar of the conservative movement, seeing threats over the horizon and seeking the opportunities to win long before most others even see the problem. He was years ahead on seeing the Trump phenomenon, bringing Trump in studio for interviews on populism in the mid 2000's. And he is years ahead on the woke zombie hordes – what they’re up to and how to fight them.
That’s where The Woking Dead comes in. Rice’s book is a searing forensic examination of our moment and how we got here – and where it will inevitably lead if America stays on the destructive course Joe Biden and his handlers get their way. They’re already purposely destroying the economy and the military, doing as much damage as they can to leave America weak and our enemies strong.
Section one unmasks Biden as the “meat puppet” atop a toxic, anti-American, anti-freedom, even anti-human movement. Biden, Rice writes, is the barely-there facade, the so-called moderate who is presiding over the woke transformation of our nation. Rice rips the weak men who want a weak America and who wanted Biden, a man who spent decades in Washington accomplishing nothing but peddling his influential positions to make himself wealthy.
Section two brings in the cavalry, the charge of the MAGA brigades who had one simple goal: to make America truly great again after decades of shape-shifting Democrats and spineless Republicans presiding over the decline of America. Donald Trump led, inspired, rattled cages, got under skin, and changed American politics. The first president to weaponize social media, Trump, Rice writes, brought the vision and fearlessness that America needed to reclaim its rightful place leading the world – not putting its decisions to some John Kerry-esque “international test.” Every Trump fan and critic must read The Woking Dead to understand the true scope of the man’s purpose and consequential leadership.
He details the woke virus that’s dividing our country from school classrooms to corporate boardrooms, and no one knows the terrain better than the man who has been involved in the fight at all levels, and Rice has. He also warns America of the rising threat from China, and how American policy enriched and empowered the monsters and butchers in Beijing as they engage on genocide on their own soil and widespread espionage on ours. The China section, titled China’s Dress Rehearsal, is a harrowing, terrifying read – and one that no one who loves America should ignore.
The Woking Dead is the rising generation’s call to action. It’s smart, hilarious, enraging – and full of the hope that we need to weaponize to rebuild America and keep her great and strong. Simply put, The Woking Dead is the political book of 2022 and the definitive setup for 2024 and beyond. A.J. Rice steps out from behind the curtain to reveal what he’s been up to, and to show what it will take to save America from the woke zombie hordes on our campuses, dominating Twitter, and increasingly lurking in every HR department in the country – all the way up to the Pentagon.
Time is short. The woke zombies are seizing their moment. The Woking Dead is the battle plan to defeat them.