• The Death of Politics

  • How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump
  • By: Peter Wehner
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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By: Peter Wehner
Narrated by: Charles Constant
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The New York Times opinion writer, media commentator, outspoken Republican, and Christian critic of the Trump presidency offers a spirited defense of politics and its virtuous and critical role in maintaining our democracy and what we must do to save it before it is too late.

“Any nation that elects Donald Trump to be its president has a remarkably low view of politics.” 

Frustrated and feeling betrayed, Americans have come to loathe politics with disastrous results, argues Peter Wehner. In this timely manifesto, the veteran of three Republican administrations and man of faith offers a reasoned and persuasive argument for restoring “politics” as a worthy calling to a cynical and disillusioned generation of Americans.

Wehner has long been one of the leading conservative critics of Donald Trump and his effect on the Republican Party. In this impassioned book, he makes clear that unless we overcome the despair that has caused citizens to abandon hope in the primary means for improving our world - the political process - we will not only fall victim to despots but hasten the decline of what has truly made America great. Drawing on history and experience, he reminds us of the hard lessons we have learned about how we rule ourselves - why we have checks and balances, why no one is above the law, why we defend the rights of even those we disagree with. 

Wehner believes we can turn the country around, but only if we abandon our hatred and learn to appreciate and honor the unique and noble American tradition of doing “politics”. If we want the great American experiment to continue and to once again prosper, we must once more take up the responsibility each and every one of us as citizens share.

©2019 Peter Wehner (P)2019 HarperAudio
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great book every politician should read it tells us about principles of politics. the only reason I gave it 4 star instead of 5 is because he gives religion a place in politics. organized religion is no different than any other institution and gets corrupt and seeks power for its spread.

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promising but does not fulfill

Starts strong but does not offer concrete ideas. author should have offered ideas for cleaning up the messes.

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Excellent and thoughtful

When I read the credentials of this author, I decided to give this book a try. Even though I am a staunch liberal I still believe it is important to hear the observations, experiences and thoughts of those who are experts even if they have different views. Now, there were certainly parts of his writings that I disagreed with, but I was incredibly impressed with how he approached each topic with facts, data, and thoughtful information. I highly recommend people of all political persuasions to read this book! It gives me hope that while there are still many people who may disagree on execution or even substance, but who still understand that we can find common solutions in this highly divisive political climate that we currently live in.

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not what I expected based on the title

too much Reagan nostalgia, bush 43 excuses. no mention of the harm from citizens United.