(as of Sep 04,2020 17:48:36 UTC – Particulars)
"A superb, unflinching have a look at the descent of the GOP – backed up with knowledge, historic sweep & first individual insights. This one is a should learn." –John Avlon
"I devoured an early copy in a single sitting the day it arrived – extremely advocate It Was All a Lie if you wish to attempt to perceive how the GOP acquired to this very darkish place." –Elise Jordan
"It's nice! Extremely advocate." –Max Boot
From essentially the most profitable Republican political operative of his era, a searing, unflinching, and deeply private exposé of how his get together turned what it’s at present
Stuart Stevens spent a long time electing Republicans at each degree, from presidents to senators to native officers. He is aware of the GOP as intimately as anybody in America, and on this new guide he gives a devastating portrait of a celebration that has misplaced its ethical and political compass.
This isn’t a guide about how Donald J. Trump hijacked the Republican Social gathering and altered it into one thing else. Stevens reveals how Trump is the truth is the pure consequence of 5 a long time of hypocrisy and self-delusion, courting all the way in which again to the civil rights laws of the early 1960s. Stevens reveals how racism has all the time lurked within the fashionable GOP's DNA, from Goldwater's opposition to desegregation to Ronald Reagan's welfare queens and states' rights rhetoric. He provides an insider's account of the rank hypocrisy of the get together's claims to embody "household values," and reveals how the get together's vaunted dedication to fiscal duty has been a charade because the 1980s. When a celebration stands for nothing, he argues, it is just pure that it is going to be taken over by the loudest and angriest voices within the room.
It Was All a Lie is not only an indictment of the Republican Social gathering, however a candid and infrequently lacerating mea culpa. Stevens is just not asking for pity or forgiveness; he’s merely telling us what he has seen firsthand. He helped to create the fashionable get together that kneels earlier than a morally bankrupt con man and now he desires nothing greater than to see what it has grow to be burned to the bottom.