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The Resource The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump, Eric A. Posner

The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump, Eric A. Posner

Label
The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump
Title
The demagogue's playbook
Title remainder
the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump
Statement of responsibility
Eric A. Posner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cuts through the hyperbole and hysteria that often distorts assessments of our republic, particularly at this time." - Alan Taylor, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History What-and who-is a demagogue? How did America's Founders envision the presidency? What should a constitutional democracy look like-and how can it be fixed when it appears to be broken? Something is definitely wrong with Donald Trump's presidency, but what exactly? The extraordinary negative reaction to Trump's election-by conservative intellectuals, liberals, Democrats, and global leaders alike-goes beyond ordinary partisan and policy disagreements. It reflects genuine fear about the vitality of our constitutional system. The Founders, reaching back to classical precedents, feared that their experiment in mass self-government could produce a demagogue: a charismatic ruler who would gain and hold on to power by manipulating the public rather than by advancing the public good. President Trump, who has played to the mob and attacked institutions from the judiciary to the press, appears to embody these ideas. How can we move past his rhetoric and maintain faith in our great nation? In The Demagogue's Playbook, acclaimed legal scholar Eric Posner offers a blueprint for how America can prevent the rise of a demagogue and protect the features of a democracy that help it thrive-and restore national greatness, for one and all"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Posner, Eric A.
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.P785 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trump, Donald
  • Political leadership
  • Political culture
  • Populism
  • Democracy
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump, Eric A. Posner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781250303035
Lccn
2020002693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2019245
  • 926282
Label
The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump, Eric A. Posner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781250303035
Lccn
2020002693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2019245
  • 926282

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