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By David P. Burke on 02-26-18
A thoughtful and intelligent work
While I may not agree with Mr Frum on a number of political issues, he is one of a number of conservatives for which I have the greatest respect. He always makes me think and provides a thoughtful and well written analysis of issues and support for his views. Being a never trumpet I thought it would support my attitude and how I deal with trump supporters. While it reinforced much of what I thought, it made me think about how I interact with those who have led us into this debacle. It also helped me see the silver lining of Trump the list and bully. I’ll work on taking the high road.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Judy Wixted on 04-21-18
I Just Hope You're Right
Worthwhile, thoroughly researched, well-written. I hope to keep my optimism, despite finding such a thought...difficult, at present. It is very hard to continue to believe in the system that can be subverted by such an obvious racist, sexist, entitled opportunist (to say nothing of potentially criminal.) The hardest thing for me was recognizing in the interim between election day and the inaugural that like. I just did not WANT to be the bigger person. It's a whine, it's unAmerican to say so, but it's how I felt. It is my hope that by continuing to educate myself on all schools of political thought and by helping in any way I can fight back against this administration, that I can reclaim some sblance of the belief I once had in the American government and culture writ large.
This book, from someone whom I otherwise disagree with on many fronts, was an excellent way to reaffirm the belief that even across the aisle, Americans have common goals: a good life for us, our children, our families and our friends. A system that trades highs and lows between parties, but as a "wise man once said" -- the arc of history is long but bends towards justice.
Thank you for the book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Karen B. Williams on 03-17-18
Baby Boomers: Read this book!
Would you consider the audio edition of Trumpocracy to be better than the print version?
I can't say. I haven't read the print version
Who was your favorite character and why?
This was non-fiction. No characters.
What about James Anderson Foster and David Frum ’s performance did you like?
Foster had a good voice, and I think he did a good job reflecting the voice of David Frum.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
We will recover.
Any additional comments?
I am what most people would consider to be a liberal Democrat. Yes, I was doing GOTV for Hillary on election day. However, David Frum is an intelligent, and responsible adherent to American conservative values and policies. He poses a premise that all Americans need consider, else fall prey to anti-American agendas.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 04-02-18
I'm a liberal, buuuut.....
I greatly appreciate this opportunity for a look into a rational consevative's mind during the Trump administration. While I do disagree with him on many issues, I would greatly welcome the return of a Republican party that has the same mindset as the author. His rundown of the drawbacks and boons of the current presidential administration are a good insight into future politics.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Don on 02-24-18
How we got here
By chapter nine I was thinking ok this is a review of what we already know.
Then in chapter ten new insight began to grow out of the foundation. I suggest you do not skip nine chapters, but let the story unfold.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful