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When America stopped being great : a history of the present / Nick Bryant.

A comprehensive analysis of the political, economic, cultural and technological factors that contributed to America’s decline and inadvertently paved the way for Trump’s presidency. The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, Bryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump’s rise is also a history of America’s fall – not only are we witnessing America’s post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.

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C9008259467 973.933 BRY
Adult nonfiction   City Branch . . On Loan, Reserved . 12 Nov 2020
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ISBN 9781760896232
Dewey 973.933
Author Bryant, Nick, 1968- author.
Title When America stopped being great : a history of the present / Nick Bryant.
Published North Sydney, NSW : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2020.
Physical description 423 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents note Introduction: face to face with 'The Donald' -- It's morning again in America -- Goodbye to the greatest generation -- Bill and Newt -- The three convulsions -- No you can't -- The Donald Trump show -- American carnage -- Present at the destruction.
Summary A comprehensive analysis of the political, economic, cultural and technological factors that contributed to America’s decline and inadvertently paved the way for Trump’s presidency. The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, Bryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump’s rise is also a history of America’s fall – not only are we witnessing America’s post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.
Subject Trump, Donald, -- 1946-
Political leadership -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Political leadership -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 21st century
United States -- History -- 21st century
United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
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