Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic by David Frum

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

byDavid Frum

Kobo ebook | January 16, 2018

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A New York Times Bestseller!

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.

Title:Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American RepublicFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 16, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062796755

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it Frum always has excellent political insights and this book should be added to the reading shelf of any political junkie
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An understanding of how democracy can be taken away Very interesting and it will make you wonder could someone like Trump be in power in Canada. Scary to think about and hope it never happens. Dictator personified!
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh Let's not forget the fact that this is a Bush speechwriter lecturing the rest of us on civil liberties... #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Insights! David Frum, one of the brightest minds ever to come out of Canada provides an insight into the conditions that enabled Trumpism and neo-conservatism to flourish. Well-written, never dull will make you more protective of democracy and civil liberties. Great read!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! I bought this a month ago, and I'm so glad I did!
Date published: 2018-01-12