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.
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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
Introduction Meet Donald J. Trump 17
Part 1 What and Who Created Trump?
Chapter 1 The Two Americas 33
Chapter 2 Trumpism 78
Chapter 3 "Modern Day Presidential" 120
Part 2 An Establishment Without Answers
Chapter 4 Democratic Tribalism 151
Chapter 5 Republicans Lose While Winning 173
Chapter 6 The Ancien Régime 197
Part 3 Trump Metaphysics
Chapter 7 Trump on Decline 249
Chapter 8 Never Hillary 273
Chapter 9 The New/Old Crude Messenger 296
Part 4 The Ordeal, Triumph-And Ordeal-Of President Trump
Chapter 10 End Tramp! 325
Chapter 11 Trump, the Tragic Hero? 368
Chapter 12 Mr. Trump Goes to Washington 401
Part 5 Epilogue
Trump Trudges On: 2020 and Beyond 429