With Safe Space for Odious Ideas, New Books Capture Intellectual Spirit of the Trump Era

Rich Pliskin
Jan 27, 2021 · 4 min read

It’s true that the past four years of maladministration have brought American democracy to its knees and cleared a path for mass death, economic calamity and a pervasive sense that the whole show is about to blow and maybe it should.

On the other hand, wow! What a ride! The riots, the lunatics, the Nazis — if it wasn’t one thing, it was another! And a batch of new books captures the intellectual ferment of the Trump years. Below are some of the standouts reviewed in brief: