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.
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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 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
An excellent and important book that provides insight into why Trump won the election. Very well written.
Thoughtful and informative. Well worth checking out in the store.
VDH explains in detail what is really true about Trump's presidency.
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.
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.
The best book I have ever read on the present conditions in our country.