Book ‘The Destructionists’ by Dana Milbank

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The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party

A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington Post political columnist. In 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with America and put bipartisanship on notice. Twenty-five years later, on January 6, 2021, a bloodthirsty mob incited by President Trump invaded the Capitol. Dana Milbank sees a clear line from the Contract with America to the coup attempt. In the quarter century in between, Americans have witnessed the crackup of the party of Lincoln and Reagan, to its current iteration as a haven for white supremacists, political violence,  conspiracy theories and authoritarianism…

Publisher: Doubleday (August 9, 2022); Pages: 416 pages; ISBN-10: 0385548133; ISBN-13: 978-0385548137; ASIN:‎ B09LH2W6ZP

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Author’s biography: DANA MILBANK is a nationally syndicated op-ed columnist for the Washington Post. He has also been a contributor to CNN and MSNBC and is the author of the national bestseller Homo Politicus, Tears of a Clown, O Is for Obama, and Smashmouth. He lives in Washington, DC.