Builds on the author’s March 2017 “How to Build an Autocracy” column in The Atlantic to explain how Donald Trump has undermined America’s most important institutions as part of a carefully crafted plan to institute authoritarianism, in an account that explains how ongoing changes to the presidency are likely to reverberate for decades.
No conservative has been a more astute, unsparing or courageous critic of Trumpism than David Frum. Trumpocracy is a powerful summation of the case against Trump based on a close reading of his first year in office. Even those who have followed the Trump administration closely will find much to surprise and enrage them in Frum’s devastating analysis.A must-read to understand what we went through in 2017–and where we are going next. (Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies, Council on Foreign Relations)
“Fascism did not rise in the 30’s because it was strong but rather because Democracy was weak. David Frum has written an essential book for a time when the pillars and norms of American Democracy are under threat from the leaders pledged to preserve it.” (Stephen Schmidt, strategist for George W. Bush, John Mccain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger)