The Case for Trump

The Case for Trump

by Victor Davis Hanson

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An instant New York Times bestseller: From an award-winning historian and regular Fox contributor, the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history -- and why America needs him now more than ever
In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States -- and an extremely successful president.
Trump alone saw a political opportunity in defending the working people of America's interior whom the coastal elite of both parties had come to scorn, Hanson argues. And Trump alone had the instincts and energy to pursue this opening to victory, dismantle a corrupt old order, and bring long-overdue policy changes at home and abroad. We could not survive a series of presidencies as volatile as Trump's. But after decades of drift, America needs the outsider Trump to do what normal politicians would not and could not do.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541673533
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,356
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in military history at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He is the author of more than two dozen books, ranging in topics from ancient Greece to modern America, most recently The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. He lives in Selma, California.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction Meet Donald J. Trump 13

Part 1 What and Who Created Trump?

Chapter 1 The Two Americas 27

Chapter 2 Trumpism 67

Chapter 3 "Modern Day Presidential" 103

Part 2 An Establishment Without Answers

Chapter 4 Democratic Tribalism 129

Chapter 5 Republicans Lose while Winning 148

Chapter 6 The Ancien Régime 169

Part 3 Trump Metaphysics

Chapter 7 Trump on Decline 215

Chapter 8 Never Hillary 236

Chapter 9 The New/Old Crude Messenger 257

Part 4 The Ordeal, Triumph-And Ordeal-Of President Trump

Chapter 10 End Trump! 281

Chapter 11 Trump, the Tragic Hero? 316

Chapter 12 Mr. Trump Goes to Washington 344

Part 5 Epilogue

Trump Trudges On: The 2018 Midterms and Beyond 365

Index 373

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The Case for Trump 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Victor as he does on Fox News Channel gives incredible insight as to what is actually going on. Extremly well written like his other books. I can wait for his sequel!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent and important book that provides insight into why Trump won the election. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoughtful and informative. Well worth checking out in the store.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VDH explains in detail what is really true about Trump's presidency.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hopefully, maybe one Trump-hater will read this, understand and then admit to themselves they might have been wrong, but I strongly doubt they would let go of the virile hate they so fiercely covet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly insightful. Building the comparison to the UK needing Churchill to save itself from defeat in WW2 then rejecting him "as trump" like and sliding slowly toward an insignificance and socialism was brilliant.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book I have ever read on the present conditions in our country.
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