Monday, July 31, 2017

America in the Age of Trump By Doug Schoen

America in the Age of Trump
Opportunities and Oppositions in an Unsettled World

By Doug Schoen & Jessica Tarlov

America in the Age of Trump by Doug Schoen and Jessica Tarlov is a bracing, essential look at the failure of a great nation to meet the needs of its people and the challenges of the age—and the resulting collapse of public trust in government, as well as a pervasive crisis of national values, from broken families to a loss of faith in the American idea itself.

This crisis of values occurs just as the country faces an unprecedented array of fiscal, economic, social, and national-security challenges—out of control federal spending, frighteningly large deficits, massive gaps of income and opportunity, cultural division, and a dangerous world in which American power seems increasingly incidental.

In America in the Age of Trump, Doug Schoen and Jessica Tarlov offer a definitive and unique assessment of a nation in turmoil, looking beneath well-known problems to identify underlying yet poorly understood causes. Readers will confront the crises, one by one: of trust, values, and governance; of education, economic opportunity, and fiscal solvency; of national security, domestic tranquility, and race relations.

In America in the Age of Trump, Doug addresses:
  • How Trump can be more bipartisan;
  • Clear plans to fix health care;
  • Plans to fix the budget and entitlements;
  • How to restore confidence in the American system; and
  • How to revitalize defense and bring the country back together.

America in the Age of Trump gathers in one place a clear and comprehensive evaluation of the fundamental issues confronting the American future while offering bold, fresh approaches to meeting these challenges. Other books have described the specter of American decline, but none has been so comprehensive in its diagnosis or forward-looking—and non-ideological—in its remedies, explaining how we might yet overcome national self-doubt to reclaim our traditional optimism, reassert our place in the world, and secure a prosperous future for our citizens.


Doug Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over 30 years. His political clients include New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Indiana governor Evan Bayh, and his corporate clients include AOL Time Warner, Procter & Gamble, and AT&T. Internationally, he has worked for the heads of states of over 15 countries. He is the author of multiple books and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and various other newspapers and online publications as well as Fox News Channel.

Jessica Tarlov is Senior Director of Research and Consumer Insight at Bustle, the largest independent news and lifestyle site for women. She is a regular contributor on FOX News Channel.

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