American Nero by Peter Golenbock audiobook

American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law, and Why Trump Is the Worst Offender

By Richard Painter  and Peter Golenbock
Read by Peter Golenbock

Tantor Audio 9781948836012
16.21 Hours Unabridged
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Richard Painter and Peter Golenbock present a clear description of rule of law—arguably the single most important principle underlying our civilization. They also describe the abuses of power that have occurred throughout our nation's history. Beginning in Puritan New England with the infamous Salem Witch Trials, American Nero makes vivid stops at The Red Scare of the 1920s, Japanese-American internment, the McCarthy Era, and, much more recently, President Trump's attempt to violate the First Amendment by banning Muslims from entering the US. While Trump is not the first offender, he is arguably the most blatant, and this unflinchingly honest and insightful work presents in devastating detail the ways in which our current president has trampled the rule of law with his attacks on the freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary, and the autonomy of the justice department. This is not a book about right vs. left—instead, it is about the rule of law, a principle that transcends partisan politics, and how vital it is to the survival of our country. This book serves as a call-to-action, looking ahead to a brighter future for our country, one where citizens and officials alike protect our rights and honor their responsibilities.

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Richard Painter and Peter Golenbock present a clear description of rule of law—arguably the single most important principle underlying our civilization. They also describe the abuses of power that have occurred throughout our nation's history. Beginning in Puritan New England with the infamous Salem Witch Trials, American Nero makes vivid stops at The Red Scare of the 1920s, Japanese-American internment, the McCarthy Era, and, much more recently, President Trump's attempt to violate the First Amendment by banning Muslims from entering the US.

While Trump is not the first offender, he is arguably the most blatant, and this unflinchingly honest and insightful work presents in devastating detail the ways in which our current president has trampled the rule of law with his attacks on the freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary, and the autonomy of the justice department.

This is not a book about right vs. left—instead, it is about the rule of law, a principle that transcends partisan politics, and how vital it is to the survival of our country. This book serves as a call-to-action, looking ahead to a brighter future for our country, one where citizens and officials alike protect our rights and honor their responsibilities.

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Author Bio: Peter Golenbock

Author Bio: Peter Golenbock

Peter Golenbock, a well-known name in sports literature, has written five New York Times bestsellers. Among his many books are Dynasty, the definitive history of the 1949–1964 New York Yankees; Wild, High, and Tight, his revealing biography of Yankees manager Billy Martin; and Wrigleyville, an oral history of the Chicago Cubs.  He has been a frequent guest on many television shows, including A&E’s Biography, ESPN’s Fifty Greatest Athletes, and Larry King Live. He lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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Author Bio: Richard Painter

Author Bio: Richard Painter

Richard Painter, a Republican, worked in the George W. Bush Administration as associate counsel to the President in the White House Counsel’s office from February 2005 to July of 2007. His specialties are government ethics, business ethics, and lawyers’ ethics. Since Donald Trump began his run for the presidency in 2016, Painter has been an outspoken critic of candidate Trump and President Trump, appearing frequently on such popular cable news stations as CNN and MSNBC. The author of two books, he has also appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Bill Maher Show. Norman Eisen, President Barack Obama’s ethics chief, described Painter as “the Number one scholar in the country on government ethics.” Painter, like the President, has a dedicated and faithful Twitter following.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 16.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English