Details for Democracy in Peril : Donald Trump's America
"In Trump’s America, democracy is under siege, institutions are threatened and demeaned every day by the White House and in tweets from a seemingly unhinged and unstable President of the United States. India and the world have learned to expect the unexpected from this former casino builder and reality TV star who runs the U.S. government the way an executive producer scripts a reality show. But at the same time, we now see a nation tearing itself apart. The United States is riven by anger and fear, while its president continues to be an impulsive and aggressive man.
In this searing account, expatriate journalist Alan Friedman examines the real America through the mouths of its citizens. Friedman tells a vivid story of terrible inequality - from the excesses of Wall Street to the rising poverty in the United
States - and explores issues, from racism and gun control to Obamacare, that have polarized a nation.
Friedman paints a dark and provocative portrait of Trump’s America, and in a specially written Introduction, examines the similarities and differences between Trump and Modi, and opines that both leaders represent a dangerous trend toward
illiberal democracy, fewer freedoms, and an authoritarian approach to governing."
About Alan Friedman
Friedman is a journalist and best-selling author who is also a television
producer and documentary filmmaker. Born in New York City on April 30, 1956,
he was educated at NYU (B.A. Politics and History), the London School of
Economics (International Relations), and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies (M.A. International Economics and Law). He spent the
past 30 years as an award-winning correspondent and columnist with The
Financial Times of London, The International Herald Tribune/The New York
Times, and The Wall Street Journal Europe.
In the past three years, Friedman has interviewed Donald Trump, Vladimir
Putin, and Silvio Berlusconi. He is also a prominent talk show host and
commentator on Italian television. In 2003, he helped Rupert Murdoch set up
and launch the SkyTG 24 news channel in for Sky Italy. In Mumbai, he and
producer Samir Gupta helped launch Murdoch’s Star One channel in 2004 with
their Hindi-language production of the reality show, Fashion House, featuring
Donatella Versace and Abhishek Bachchan.
Friedman has published eight international bestsellers, starting with
Agnelli and the Network of Italian Power (1988) and including My Way, his
recent biography of billionaire Silvio Berlusconi. His books have been
translated into 16 languages. He also wrote and produced the film, My Way:
The Rise and Fall of Silvio Berlusconi, which is currently on Netflix in
India and in 190 other countries.
A former contributing editor at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker magazine,
Friedman worked with Tina Brown between 1989 and 1995.
He is married and lives between the United States and Tuscany.