A Theory of Donald Trump

Book - 2016
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"Finally, the unnerving, seemingly inexplicable phenomenon that is the political rise of Donald Trump explained--just in time to save democracy and the world. When Aaron James first published his groundbreaking and bestselling book Assholes : A Theory in 2012, little did he or we know that he had written one of the prophetic books of our time. Donald Trump was featured prominently in that book as an exemplary asshole, of course; in this urgent new broadside, Aaron James applies the tenets of asshole theory rigorously and directly to the man as Trump continues his relentless drive to become the Republican presidential candidate. Never has an account of the asshole as a major problem for the rest of us been more called for. Never have the techniques of what James calls 'asshole management' been so desperately needed. I'm not joking. A book of potentially world historical importance. At the very least an instant bestseller"--
Publisher: New York ;, London :, Doubleday,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385542036
Characteristics: 127 pages
Alternative Title: Theory of Donald Trump


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Jul 12, 2016

I laughed at the idea of an academic study of the "asshole-ness" of Trump. After I read the book that initial laugh remains as the best thing I got from it. I didn't feel there was anything in the book that contributed to my evolving understanding of Trump.

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