The Case for Trump

The Case for Trump

by Victor Davis Hanson

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541673557
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 18,268
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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 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

Index 443

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