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Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

Written by David Frum

Narrated by David Frum and James Anderson Foster


Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

Written by David Frum

Narrated by David Frum and James Anderson Foster

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7 hours
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Jan 16, 2018
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9780062852878
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Bestselling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future.

"From Russia to South Africa, from Turkey to the Philippines, from Venezuela to Hungary, authoritarian leaders have smashed restraints on their power. Media freedom and judicial independence have eroded. The right to vote remains, but the right to have one's vote counted fairly may not. Until the US presidential election of 2016, the global decline of democracy seemed a concern for other peoples in other lands. . . . That complacent optimism has been upended by the political rise of Donald Trump. The crisis is upon Americans, here and now."

Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the hands of the generals and financiers who surround him.

While much of the country has been focused on Russia, David Frum has been collecting the lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency. In Trumpocracy, he documents how Trump and his administration are steadily damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush's speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. Whether the Trump presidency lasts two, four, or eight more years, he has changed the nature of the office for the worse, and likely for decades.

In this powerful and eye-opening book, Frum makes clear that the hard work of recovery starts at home. Trumpocracy outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it.

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 16, 2018
ISBN:
9780062852878
Format:
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About the author

David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Trumpocracy. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. He and his wife, Danielle Crittenden Frum, live in Washington, DC, and Wellington, Ontario. They have three children.



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  • (4/5)
    This conservative author sets forth the damage that Trump and his enablers have done to our country and the office of the Presidency. The level of lying, ignorance, corruption, criminality and cruelty is astounding - and unfortunately it has become such a common, everyday thing with Trump that we run the risk of becoming numb to the outrage. This we cannot do. We must resist, and we must rescue our country from this downward spiral. The book is intelligently written and provides hope for the future in the last chapter. I would recommend it.
  • (4/5)
    Excellent, last chapter is the starting point. Rest a bit repetitous and dated by new events. Next edition should be good.
  • (5/5)
    Very well written book on the impact of the election of Donald J., Trump to the Presidency. David Frum is a frequent guest on the evening talk shows of MSNBC. He is a Republican who voted for Hillary Clinton. He served as a speech writer in the White House of George W. Bush. His current occupation is Senior Editor of the "Atlantic."
  • (5/5)
    Amazing writing and great depiction. Must Read...”Do not imitate him or you will just replace him.” Great quote! Great Book!!!
  • (1/5)
    I am about to quit reading books. This is clearly a narrative being pushed by the actual corrupters, the Clintons.
  • (5/5)
    It was to the point. I would hope all would read.