When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nick Bryant

Narrated By: Ben Chapple

Date: August 2020

Duration: 12 hours 37 minutes

Summary:

The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, Bryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America.

The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall - not only are we witnessing America's post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.

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  • Stephen R.

    Nick Bryant's book was therapy for me. I was so twisted up about the last presidency it was fabulous to read this walk through of the complex forces and influences that shape each of the post WW2 presidencies.I enjoyed his self awareness as a journalist engaged in the politcal process in admission of his own mistakes. I liked the fact that he was critical in a good sense of both tribes in the USA. Reading this in early days of Biden it softened some of the creases in my twisted up anger about the previous bloke. I will re listen in six months after lots more reading

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