Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fear: Trump in the White House

Sources. I think that a Bob Woodward book featuring an American President falls into the required reading category for those who are engaged in public policy. By now, every political junkie has heard about the “revelations” in Woodward’s book titled, Fear: Trump in the White House. One that comes to mind is Gary Cohn taking a paper off Trump’s desk so that the President wouldn’t sign it. But this is not an exciting book about revelations: it’s a detailed look at the Trump White House and it documents much of what we already know. The slow and pondering text can distract readers from the importance of the book: the description of a recklessness in dealing with important matters. Woodward has lots of sources for what he describes, and some of them are obvious to every informed reader. Trump creates fear, stokes fear where it appears, and mines fear to do what he wants to do. If Woodward’s objective in writing this book was to make some readers afraid, he achieves that in spades. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Fear from

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