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5.0 out of 5 starseveryone should read this
Reviewed in Canada on August 15, 2020
Great read. Well written and well researched loved it
5.0 out of 5 starsGute Trump-System Analyse in Englisch
Reviewed in Germany on September 6, 2020
Ein tolles Werk mit einer brillianten Analyse der Zustände im Weissen Haus in Krisenzeiten und im Wahlkampf. Wer wissen möchte, warum dort Dinge so ablaufen, ja möglich sind, die wir uns hier -egal, ob Schweiz, Frankreich, Niederlande oder Deutschland, kaum vorstellen können, ist hier richtig. Wohlgemerkt, es wird analysiert, nicht polemisiert! Höchst lesenswert!!!!
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Inside Account of Trump's Handling of US Foreign Policy
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
Highly recommend this book. Bought copies for family members who are supporters of the President and those who are not. Sciutto does an excellent job explaining the President's approach to US foreign policy. By interviewing those in the administration with first hand accounts of the Presidents decision making process it allows the reader to really understand the President's strategy on foreign policy and the United States role in the world. I think Sciutto did a fair job allowing the reader to make their own determination if this "Madman" approach lead to foreign policy failures or successes. I particularly enjoyed the succinct summaries at the end of each chapter distilling whether Trumps strategies and what intended or unindented consequences may result.
This is a surprisingly nuanced and fair examination of President Trump's foreign policies and decision making processes, and I've already seen other reviews complaining it's either pro-Trump or biased against Trump.
Jim Sciutto actually makes an effort to fairly present the Trumpian worldview, which rejects the long held American exceptionalism mindset and rejects America's role as the world policeman and security guarantor, with the US instead just one of many actors on the world stage, albeit more powerful than most, pursuing a transactional foreign policy that equates economic security with national security, views traditional allies as economic competitors, opposes military occupations and interventions, and deals equally with authoritarian or democratic states without preconditions.
Based on statements and interviews from highly placed and often named sources, Sciutto also presents Trump's erratic and impulsive decision making and management style, that often leaves even his closest advisers and appointed officials scratching their heads, scrambling to keep up, and wondering what exactly the policy is. Essentially, Trump's unstable personality is the biggest detriment to his administration's foreign policy positions.
Along the way, Sciutto gives voice to a variety of sources, many highly placed and mentioned by name, who make arguements both in favor of and against Trump.
Definitely worth reading regardless of where you stand on Trump and especially if you want a Trump book that is factual and analytical rather than sensational and catering to an audience of a particular political persuasion.
Highly recommended! The author does a great job diving into Trump’s foreign policy and allows the reader to make their own determination on Trump’s approach to the world stage. I especially enjoyed the insight from current/former members of his administration. Incredible read whether you support the president or not!
5.0 out of 5 starsA revealing examination of President Trump's leadership style
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
Jim Scuitto provides one of the more comprehensive analyses of President Trump's leadership style in this highly revealing book.
Scuitto's interviews and discussions with current and former officials provides readers with a unique understanding of how decisions are made by the President - especially how he has adapted his business talents to making decisions as President.
This book will help you understand how Trump's pragmatic nature impacts his thinking process and how those actions are applauded by his fans while causing consternation and concern in his critics.
I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the Presidency of Donald J Trump and his style of leadership.