Putting the Trump presidency in perspective is made easier by reading this book. A series of essays presented in chronological order reflects the chaos of this administration. Although at times painful, and sometimes humorous, it is important that we not forget, nor allow to be normalized, this slide into a moral abyss. “America In Crisis” could not be more timely. I’ve purchased several copies to give to friends.
“…Your book is very timely and accurate…”
Steny H. Hoyer, Leader, U.S House of Representatives
America in Crisis: Essays on the Failed Presidency of Donald J. Trump
Because truth matters and because we must not forget
I live in a very conservative community that’s basically a company town…one of the few in the US. The developer owns the newspaper as well as the local TV and radio stations (FOX News is the default programming at local restaurants and other places of business). While conservatives and Trumpers have platforms to share their opinions, that wasn’t the case for others with a different viewpoint. But that began to change when I was given the opportunity to write opinion pieces for a local on-line paper. It become clear that there were many in our community with the same concerns, and those op eds provided a way to share and comment and support one another. These essays served as the initial core for the book.
As far as I know, this is the only book on Trump and his administration, written in real time over a three year period that provides a record of the worst and most consequential presidency in our history.
So a bit about me. I enjoy working out at the local gym – especially when I’m done. I play lousy golf, garden – all the usual stuff. I run a neighborhood book club – mostly fiction, and I’m also a member of a progressive reading group…we only read about politics and religion but just from a liberal viewpoint. That has been pure joy – especially in these times. I’m a news junky and I’ve always loved politics. I’m active in our local Democratic Club and spend hours each week phone banking, networking etc as we move headlong toward the 2020 election.
I’m direct, honest, I admit to swearing a lot – much more so in the past 4 years. Social media skills are meh. Facebook yes, Twitter, not so much.
So that’s a bit about me. Now it’s your turn. I’m especially interested in what you think about the book, about a special essay that you connected with – or not. It’s one thing to bitch and moan about what’s happening – we’ve all done a lot of that. But with the election just around the corner, I’d like to focus on what we can do to fix us – the process that led to Trump…and what we can do to bring us back together. I presented some thoughts in the final essays – would love to hear yours.