One Nation After Trump

One Nation After Trump

A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-yet Deported

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists explain why the Trump presidency poses a threat to the nation and discusses how the citizen activism it has inspired can lead to democratic renewal.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250164056 (hardcover)
1250164052 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 973.933 DIO
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 18, 2018

A book to remind yourself how heinous the Republican Party has been in recent years and some proposals, mainly for legislation, for how to bring government back to sanity and to improve some of the pressing issues of the country that Congress doesn't seem to be getting to.

Jul 12, 2018

Well worth reading. This book gives the reader a greater understanding into American Politics today.

Feb 24, 2018

The first half of the book describes the factors of the last fifty years that led to an authoritarian government tossing out one democratic ideal after another including degradation of minorities, the LGBTQ community and women, foreign democracies, etc. The last half of the book gives some ideas of how to repair the wreckage once Trump is no longer in the government. One interesting analysis points out that the smaller states, mostly Republican, get an advantage in that even if they have a miniscule population they still get three representatives in congress and three electoral votes. And then by winning the state legislatures in 2010, Republicans gerrymandered many states to gain 65% of the seats with 49% of the votes. And then the Republican majority Supreme Court enabled billionaires to buy elections and Republican states to suppress the votes of minorities and college students. The damage of the last ten years is massive and much will be long lasting.

Nov 03, 2017

In this well-written book, three seasoned journalists from across the political spectrum encourage Americans to really take a look at what Trump’s (temporary) victory means and how to ensure it never happens again: “Trumpism represents something far more important than the scheming of one man. To see clearly where Trumpism come from is to understand that this worldview did not just suddenly sweep the country, does not command vast support among the American people, and does not represent an irresistible wave of the future. But for Trump and Trumpism to be defeated, Americans must understand the nature of the threat that he poses, the shortcomings in our society that he exploited, and the dangers of his overt and covert appeals to racism [misogyny] and xenophobia. They must also embrace public engagement—from demonstrating and attending town meetings to organizing a precinct, registering voters, working on campaigns, running for office, and, of course, voting itself. Saving our democracy requires citizens to devote themselves to the messy, sometimes frustrating, but ultimately gratifying work of self-government. NOTE: this book was written before Mueller began his steadfast investigations into the administration’s Russian ties.

Oct 17, 2017

The authors are more optimistic than I am. But overall, a well reasoned and presented progressive view of our current, if dismal, situation with this so-called president... and what he represents.


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