John Nichols discusses and reads "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse"

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes journalist John Nichols to the store to discuss Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America on Thursday, September 7th at 7:00pm.

Donald Trump is putting together the most dangerous cabinet in history. Showing no inclination toward moderation, tolerance or genuine bipartisanship, he has assembled a team that is backed with billionaires, CEOs, rigid ideologues and a rogue’s gallery of white nationalists, alt-right hatemongers, voter-suppression schemers, immigrant bashers and climate-change deniers. Many Americans are feeling panicked and confused. Enter John Nichols, veteran political correspondent at The Nation who began examining the prospects of a Trump presidency and what it might mean as early as February, 2016, in his groundbreaking article “President Trump—It Could Happen.” With Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (on sale August 29, 2017) Nichols offers the ultimate handbook for concerned citizens.

The Trump team—consisting of famously controversial figures and little-known but potentially even more dangerous officials—will have the power to remake American foreign policy, redistribute wealth upward and suppress wages, destroy unions, dismantle Medicare and Medicaid, undermine abortion rights and affirmative action, privatize and voucherize education, make health care a privilege rather than a right and create a climate of fear and intimidation for immigrants, refugees, religious and racial minorities and Americans who dare to dissent. This is about much more than one man; this is about a wrecking crew with the power to transform everything we know about America and to make our country and our world a more dangerous place. If we are going to navigate the next four years and have the tools to fight back, we need to know who will be handling the levers of power. And we need to know how to challenge their excesses.

Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse is not just a laundry list of the bold faced names we constantly hear about like Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus. In these pages Nichols examines and exposes all power players, including those who operate below the headlines. Sticking to the hard facts and unafraid to dig deep into the histories and ideologies of the people who make up Trump's inner circle, Nichols delivers a clear-eyed and complete guide to who these people really are. This book is an essential examination of the dirty dealers and defenders of the indefensible who are “making America great again.”

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
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ISBN: 9781568587806
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Published: Nation Books - August 29th, 2017