The Case for Trump

Front Cover
Basic Books, Mar 5, 2019 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
This New York Times bestselling Trump biography from a major American intellectual explains how a renegade businessman became one of the most successful -- and necessary -- presidents of all time.
 
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.
 

Contents

COVER
INTRODUCTION Meet Donald J Trump
The Two Americas
Trumpism
Modern Day Presidential
PART
Republicans Lose While Winning
The Ancien Régime
PART THREE
Never Hillary
The NewOld Crude Messenger
PART FOUR
Trump the Tragic Hero?
Mr Trump Goes to Washington
Trump Trudges

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About the author (2019)

Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in military history and classics at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He is the author of over two dozen books, including The Second World Wars, The Dying Citizen, and The End of Everything. He lives in Selma, California.