Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

David Frum on Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy


David Frum, author and writer at the Atlantic

Date & time

Oct 5, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT


Online event

Free and open to the public. Watch the event here.

David Frum discusses his new book, Trumpocalypse, and the impact of the Trump presidency on the political culture and democracy of the United States with moderator Megan Tompkins-Stange. Frum, writer at The Atlantic and former speechwriter to President George W. Bush, provides a look at impact the Trump presidency has had on partisanship and political culture. 

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About the book:

 A huge swath of Americans has put their faith in Trump, and Trump only, because they see the rest of the country building a future that doesn’t have a place for them. If they would risk their lives for Trump in a pandemic, they will certainly risk the stability of American democracy. They brought the Trumpocalypse upon the country, and a post-Trumpocalypse country will have to find a way either to reconcile them to democracy - or to protect democracy from them.

In Trumpocalypse, David Frum looks at what happens when a third of the electorate refuses to abandon Donald Trump, no matter what he does. Those voters aren’t looking for policy wins. They’re seeking cultural revenge. Americans can do better. David Frum shows how—and inspires all readers of all points of view to believe again in the possibilities of American life. Trumpocalypse is both a warning of danger and a guide to reform. 

More information on this book here

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From the speaker's bio:

David Frum is a staff writer at the Atlantic and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller The Right Man. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. He was president of the Harvard Law School chapter of the Federalist Society, a director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and chairman of the board of trustees of Britain's leading center-right think tank, Policy Exchange. He and his wife, Danielle Crittenden Frum, live in Washington, DC, and Wellington, Ontario. They have three children.