POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Conspiracy To End America: Five Ways My Old Party Is Driving Our Democracy to Autocracy

Twelve Oct. 2023. 240p. ISBN 9781538765401. $30. POL SCI
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Former chief Republican strategist and Lincoln Project adviser Stevens offers his take on the current state of the Republican Party. His book concentrates on five issues centered around Trump pushing the party to becoming an autocracy: Fox News, populist congressional members, wealthy supporters (Peter Thiel in particular), constitutional lawyers, and those who participated in the insurrection at the capital on January 6, 2021. The book is heavily focused on the 2020 election and the political partisanship that preceded and followed it. Throughout, the book paints a less than favorable picture of the rank-and-file Republican voter’s intellect and understanding of politics. Remaining true to the Lincoln Project’s disdain for Trumpism, Stevens demeans anyone, from the financially poor to the richest, who voted for or supported Trump. Unfortunately, the book repeatedly and seemingly seeks to vilify discontented voters and candidates seeking election that do not align with the author’s views.
VERDICT Some readers may find that Stevens, like many others who attack a political party, does more harm than good by encouraging more division in an already divided and disconnected country. Limited general interest for this book.
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