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What were we thinking : a brief intellectual history of the Trump era

Lozada, Carlos2020
A book critic of The Washington Post digs into the books of the Trump era and asserts that our response to this presidency often reflects the same polarization, contradictions, and resentments that made it possible. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation. Many of these, he’s found, are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. In this book, Lozada uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump era, using as his main characters the political ideas and debates at play in America today. He dissects works on the white working class like Hillbilly Elegy; manifestos from the anti-Trump resistance like On Tyranny and No Is Not Enough; books on race, gender, and identity like How to Be an Antiracist and Good and Mad; polemics on the future of the conservative movement like The Corrosion of Conservatism; and of course plenty of books about Trump himself.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
London : Simon & Schuster, 2020©2020
260 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Beaumaris LibraryHistory973.933 LOZAvailable
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