The Case for Trump(amazon)
Victor Davis Hanson (View Bio)
Hardcover: Basic Books, 2019.
In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains why America needed—and needs—President Donald J. Trump as well as 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. After decades of drift, America needs the outsider Trump to do what normal politicians would not and could not do—a fact that explains the furor directed at Trump by the political and media status quo.
"Victor Davis Hanson... The man is brilliant. He is one of the most gifted writers.... He has a new book called The Case for Trump. Now, I come across books now and then, and I heartily recommend those I really like. But I’m just flat-out telling you to get this one. If you believe in Donald Trump, if you believe in the whole ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda, if you want to read some of the most intelligent defense of Trump, the most intelligent defense and explanation of Trump’s agenda. If you want to have a compendium in front of you of every effort that has been mounted to get rid of Donald Trump and what impact it has had, if you want to have a book that’s filled with well-intentioned advice for the country as it relates to this effort to get Trump, if you want to read a book that is devoted to the Trump agenda and to Trump being reelected and why, if you want to have a book that will explain to you what would have happened to this country if Donald Trump had not been elected, if you want to have a book that has all of this written in easy-to-understand, easy-to-follow, simple language — you read this book. You read this book and it seems like it just flowed out of the computer keyboard, just instant grasp of every detail just came flowing out of Victor Davis Hanson’s mind. It reads as naturally as somebody explaining it to you, as you sitting down talking to somebody about this…. He unloads on the Never Trumpers and their hypocrisy and their phoniness. He does so fearlessly. But ‘fearlessly’ is the wrong way to describe it. He just does it factually. Now, I’m a regular reader of Victor Davis Hanson’s columns, and I marvel at each one of those. He’s a farmer to boot. I think this is why he’s able to relate to everybody. He’s a Greek historian par excellence. He can tell you anything you want to know about the Peloponnesian War and ancient Greece as they relate to today. He can even tell you who the Bill Clinton was of ancient Greece. A man by the name of Alcibiades. At any rate, the book is tremendous…. From front to back, beginning to end, The Case for Trump. It’s unapologetic. It calls out all these phony Never Trumpers, points out their hypocrisy. The book is filled with Victor’s disappointment at so many people that he likes and loves and respects not getting it. He doesn’t understand how anybody who is serious about what’s happening to the country could have cavalierly even thought of voting for Hillary Clinton. But it’s not just a defense of Trump from a ‘what else are we gonna do?’ standpoint. It’s an active defense of Trump, the man, the politician, the strategist. It really is all-encompassing. It’s a very simple title, The Case for Trump. It’s by Victor Davis Hanson. It’s not out yet. Comes out March 5th. It’s published by Basic Books. If you’ve not read anything by Victor Davis Hanson, you can find him at National Review, you find him at American Greatness, any number of places. He writes voluminously and never repeats himself. It’s just a real mind-opening experience. And by the way, when you read Victor Davis Hanson, he has profound respect for Trump. He doesn’t think he’s dealing with a bumpkin. He thinks he’s dealing with a political genius here in his own instinctive way and will tell you why. If you love Trump and if you’re looking for ways to help other people who don’t understand Trump to understand, this book is gonna be ideal. Really simple, The Case for Trump." — Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show (Read the full review)
"President Trump is…a political maestro with an impressive record in office who champions forgotten Americans, argues this enthusiastic apologia. Hanson credits Trump’s tax cuts, deregulation initiatives, and hard-line stances on trade and foreign policy with igniting an economic boom and advancing America’s national interests. Trump has also, he argues, revolutionized American politics with crude, blunt rhetoric and a populist vision that addresses the beleaguered white working class that feels threatened by globalization, mass immigration, and left-wing identity politics. Hanson is shrewd and insightful on Trump’s appeal…and on the disdain with which liberal (and Never-Trump Republican) politicians, media, and celebrities portray Trump’s supporters as bigots and losers…. This is one of the smartest conservative defenses of Trump yet published." — Publishers Weekly
"A brilliant and bracing analysis from one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, and a farmer to boot—Victor Davis Hanson. Victor Davis Hanson understood the circumstances that gave rise to Donald Trump early on, how the president has made long overdue changes, and why his enemies seek to destroy him." — Mark R. Levin
"As a great historian, Victor Davis Hanson makes the case for President Trump with unique insights and historic understanding and clarity. A must-read for everyone who supports the President or wants to understand this moment in history." — Newt Gingrich
"Hanson sets out calmly, cogently, urgently a corrective to the anti-Trump hysteria." — The Times (London)
"A necessary and important addition to the already existing body of literature on why and how President Trump defeated first his Republican rivals and later Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton... a timely and revealing book." — Washington Book Review