Weapons of Mass Delusion, by Robert Draper

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In Weapons of Mass Delusion, Robert Draper chronicles the continued decline of the Republican Party into what he calls “the Trumpian cult of compulsive dissembling and conspiracy mongering.” The period covered in the book is mostly the year-and-a-half after Donald Trump’s presidency. It was a period, Draper writes, during which the notion “This is not normal,” which often was said fretfully about the Trump years, metastasized into “This is dangerous and is not going away.” This reckoning for the party was most evident, Draper contends, among Republicans in the House, so he has focused his book on key members there—from extremists like Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene and Arizona’s Paul Gosar to a dwindling group of Republicans who’ve remained willing to push back against the lies and craziness.

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ISBN: 9780593300145
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Published: Penguin Press - October 18th, 2022