Ilene Proctor Presents #89 in the Great Minds Series
HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE
A Field Guide to the
Most Dangerous People
Introduction by Greg Palast
JOHN NICHOLS IN CONVERSATION WITH THE NATION'S
AND INTRODUCTION BY GREG PALAST
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 by billionaires, CEOs, rigid ideologues and a rogue's gallery of white nationalists, alt-right hatemongers, voter-suppression schemers, imigrant bashers and climate-change deniers. Many Americans are feeling panicked and confused.
Enter John Nichols, veteran political correspondent at the Nation. In HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, he examines the troubled past, unsettling White House aides and judicial and regulatory appointees in order to supply citizens with the tools.
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.
About HORSEMEN of the TRUMPOCALYPSE
About author John Nichols
About journalist David Dayen
About investigative reporter Greg Palast