How I Lost by Hillary Clinton

How I Lost by Hillary Clinton

by Joe Lauria, Julian Assange

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Overview

Judging by the stance of the leadership of the Democratic Party and much of the media, Hillary Clinton's devastating loss in the presidential election of November 2016 was all the fault of pernicious Russian leaks, unwarranted FBI investigations and a skewed electoral college. Rarely blamed was the party's decision to run a deeply unpopular candidate on an uninspiring platform.

At a time of widespread dissatisfaction with business-as-usual politics, the Democrats chose to field a quintessential insider. Her campaign dwelt little on policies, focusing overwhelmingly on the personality of her opponent.

That this strategy was a failure is an understatement. Losing an election to someone with as little competence or support from his own party as Donald Trump marked an extraordinary fiasco.

The refusal of the Democratic leadership to identify the real reasons for their defeat is not just a problem of history. If Democrats persevere with a politics that prioritizes well-off professionals rather than ordinary Americans, they will leave the field open to right wing populism for many years to come.

Drawing on the WikiLeaks releases of Clinton's talks at Goldman Sachs and the e mails of her campaign chief John Podesta, as well as key passages from her public speeches, How I Lost By Hillary Clinton also includes extensive commentary by award-winning journalist Joe Lauria, and a foreword by Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

It provides, in the words of the Democratic candidate and her close associates, a riveting, unsparing picture of the disastrous campaign that delivered America to President Trump, and a stark warning of a mistake that must not be repeated.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158991110
Publisher: OR Books
Publication date: 07/06/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 565 KB

About the Author

Joe Lauria is an author and former Wall Street Journal correspondent who has also reported for the Boston Globe and The Sunday Times (London), among other newspapers.

Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. He is the author of Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet (OR Books, 2012) and When Google Met WikiLeaks (OR Books, 2014). He is currently a refugee under the protection of the government of Ecuador, and lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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