Best Articles on Trump of 2016

The second in a series of worthwhile readings on the rise of Trump

Winner — How Trump rewrote the political playbook

When Reality Turned Inside Out — Scott Adams on form

The Bully Party — Adams again, on the real contrast between Trump and Hillary

How Half of America Lost its F**king Mind — The election as a Hunger Games spinoff

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class — “blue-collar billionaire” qv

Getting Elected When You’re a New York Celebrity Billionaire — Anton Howes applies Douglas Allen’s idea of hostage capital to Trump

The Magnificent Mr Trump — Aristotle meets Trump

Trump the Statesman — A piece that dared to suggest Trump has practical virtues

The Intellectual Yet Idiot — Nassim Taleb of Black Swan fame skewers the Davoisie

The Cloud vs The Land — a tweetstorm by Balaji Srinivasan, who may head Trump’s FDA

The Shift in Media’s Business Model Played a Critical Role in Trump’s Victory

How Trump Turned the National Media Into Impotent Hecklers

This Could Be Our 1989 — Jeff Tucker, no Trump fan, taking thoughtful stock after the result

Trumpism Explained — Newt Gingrich setting out his stall

You Are Still Crying Wolf — Addressing accusations of racism against Trump

On the Trump Campaign’s Data Team

How Jared Kushner Won Trump the White House

Here’s how Facebook Actually Won Trump the Presidency

Salena Zito

Zito took the trouble to go out to Trump country — and listen

Taking Trump Seriously, Not Literally — Salena Zito’s instant classic for The Atlantic

Stumped by Trump’s success? Take a drive outside US cities — Zito again

Claremont Review of Books

Two essays that give a fresh take on the election and its meaning — plus the call to back Trump that caused a conservative firestorm

The Constitutionalist Revolution

Donald Trump and the American Crisis

The Flight 93 Election

Dave Trott

An ad man, Trott understands Trump’s success better than many political analysts

Playing Chess with a Pigeon

Gestalt in Adrevsiitng

The Power of Not Thinking

Trumped Up

Roger L Simon

Simon is willing to treat Trump as someone with actual ideas

Trump’s Gettysburg address

Why I Voted for Trump Unabashedly

Donald Trump Will Prove One of the Greatest Presidents

David P Goldman (“Spengler”)

Goldman saw the pitchforks coming over the horizon

Deplorably, Trump is Going to Win

The Roof Blows Off The Echo Chamber

Trump Will Win the National Battle for Legitimacy

Trump’s Victory was Obvious from the Outset

Why the Big Lie About Steve Bannon

Let me know if you think I’ve missed something valuable.

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Try the other articles in this series:

Best articles on Trump of 2015

Best articles on Trump of 2017 (so far)

The 10 books you need to read to understand Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory