The Case for Trump

The Case for Trump

This New York Times bestselling Trump biography from a major American intellectual explains how a renegade businessman became one of the most successful -- and necessary -- presidents of all time.


In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States -- and an extremely successful president.


Trump alone saw a political opportunity in defending the working people of America's interior whom the coastal elite of both parties had come to scorn, Hanson argues. And Trump alone had the instincts and energy to pursue this opening to victory, dismantle a corrupt old order, and bring long-overdue policy changes at home and abroad. We could not survive a series of presidencies as volatile as Trump's. But after decades of drift, America needs the outsider Trump to do what normal politicians would not and could not do.

Title:The Case for Trump
ISBN:9781541673540
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  • Riku Sayuj

    Hanson is an intelligent writer. Incredible as it may sound, he really does make a solid case for Trump in this book. He should be read, because most of the time we hear only the obvious, easy-to-reje...

  • Joe Krakovsky

    This was another of those books that I found painful to read, but I was glad I forced myself to do it. On top of that, I hope to add this book to my private collection to be used as a source of future...

  • Jeanette

    Hanson is brilliant. And he's got the entire scenario with 1000 inputs in precise language for the re-definitions and conflations that reign currently, especially those which live in the media and wit...

  • Henry

    This book is not a paean to Donald Trump. It is rather a very well written analysis by a noted historian and scholar as to why Trump won the Republican primary and the General Election in 2016 as well...

  • Campbell

    The main thing I took from this book is how skilled a weaver of convincing narrative Hanson is. He does a quite marvelous job of explaining how and why Trump won both the presidential candidacy and th...

  • Cindy McBride

    A literate, thoughtful, fact-based dissertation on why Trump won in 2016, the promises he's fulfilled since taking office, and the vast wasteland of the DNC. What I particularly enjoyed about Hanson's...

  • Hippocleides

    A Fox News-esque take on Trump, juxtaposed with ancient history references which seem erudite to the layman, perhaps, but seem questionable in their relevance. An instance which sticks in my head is w...

  • Manny

    Going to start by saying that this will piss some people off. I am not going to get into a Goodreads rant and flaming war so don't bother responding with vitriol and nasty comments. These are my opini...

  • Gator

    Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in military history at the Hoover institution at Stanford University and a professor of classics at California state university, Fresno. The case for Trump was p...

  • Shaina

    Is this for or against Trump? I don’t know. I just don’t want to read any book about him or any other political figure. I hate politics. Tired of Trump this, Trump that. Nothing personal to him or...