Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic Audiobook, by David Frum Play Audiobook Sample

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic Audiobook

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Read By: James Anderson Foster, David Frum Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062852878

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59:53 minutes

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16 seconds

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31:06 minutes

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Publisher Description

Bestselling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America’s future.

"From Russia to South Africa, from Turkey to the Philippines, from Venezuela to Hungary, authoritarian leaders have smashed restraints on their power. Media freedom and judicial independence have eroded. The right to vote remains, but the right to have one’s vote counted fairly may not. Until the US presidential election of 2016, the global decline of democracy seemed a concern for other peoples in other lands. . . . That complacent optimism has been upended by the political rise of Donald Trump. The crisis is upon Americans, here and now."

Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the hands of the generals and financiers who surround him.

While much of the country has been focused on Russia, David Frum has been collecting the lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency. In Trumpocracy, he documents how Trump and his administration are steadily damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush’s speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. Whether the Trump presidency lasts two, four, or eight more years, he has changed the nature of the office for the worse, and likely for decades.

In this powerful and eye-opening book, Frum makes clear that the hard work of recovery starts at home. Trumpocracy outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it.

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“An outstanding chronicle of the unending corruption, deceit, and chaos that acts as rocket fuel for the administration, and ego, of President Donald J. Trump. This is a brilliant book…It is also an honest discussion of the gifts a Trump Presidency has unwittingly revealed.”

— Malcolm Nance, author of The Plot to Hack America 


  • “Frum documents President Trump’s ‘lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency.’ He aims to inform readers of the dangers of illiberalism on the horizon.”

    — Entertainment Weekly
  • “All but the most determined Trump enthusiasts should feel pin pricks of recognition and…a queasy discomfort.”

    — New York Times
  • “The most important new book about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.”

    — San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Frum uses his well-honed writing skills to make his points…For those who oppose Trumpism, this is a clarion call.”

    — Booklist
  • “Evenhanded, ideologically consistent, and guaranteed to generate a slew of angry tweets should a copy land at the White House.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “An essential book for a time when the pillars and norms of American Democracy are under threat from the leaders pledged to preserve it.”

    — Stephen Schmidt, strategist for George W. Bush, John Mccain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “A powerful summation of the case against Trump, based on a close reading of his first year in office…A must-read to understand what we went through in 2017—and where we are going next.”

    — Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of 15 Juiciest Political Books to Come in 2018
  • Finalist for the 2018 Voice Arts Award for Best History Narration
  • New York Times Magazine pick

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About David Frum

David Frum is senior editor at the Atlantic and is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Right Man, An End to Evil, and Trumpocracy. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush.

About James Anderson Foster

James Anderson Foster, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres, both fiction and nonfiction. In 2015, he was a finalist in three categories for the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards—mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.