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Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how a breakdown of trust is central to our nation’s current predicament - and how our future depends on finding ways to instill confidence in the American project, and in each other.

Trust is the essential foundation of America’s democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, former presidential candidate and best-selling author of Shortest Way Home. In a century shaped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, global pandemic, and systemic racism, trust - in our government, corporations, experts, and, most tragically, in one another - has precipitously eroded and, for so many, never existed in the first place. 

Recognizing that we are now experiencing disastrous consequences, the former South Bend mayor offers a direct reckoning with the corruption of social responsibility, interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, offering a new outlook for how we can confront the next decade’s challenges by building accountability. In this urgent work, Buttigieg confirms his status as a visionary political thinker.

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Well written insight into American politics

Pete Buttigieg's insight into American politics is not only fascinating, it's inspiring. Any chance to hear a future leader of the Democratic Party talk about why he sees America how he does is well worth the price, especially with the man himself narrating it.

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Excellent book!!

Love listening to Mayor Pete speak. His book further affirms that our world would be a better place to have more leaders like him. Can’t wait to listen to his other books!

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Pete is clear and insghtful

All I can say is that we need Pete in government. He is a brilliant man. Read the book.

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  • Kathy Barton
  • 2020-10-06

Incredible!

Mr. Pete Buttigieg is an excellent author and orator of this book- it’s something we all need right now. So grateful he has come onto the national scene as a calming, pragmatic, and brilliant voice. He is the kind of public servant that I aspire to be. Thank you and can’t wait to see what is next for you! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world!

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  • Pam
  • 2020-10-18

Truth Equals Trust

I almost forgot how gratifying it is to listen to an intelligent speaker. The speech at the end brought back great memories of Pete's rallies that I was lucky enough to attend twice.

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  • CharlieSeymourJr
  • 2020-10-15

Mayor Pete Shares How To Trust

No matter what he did during his presidential campaign and now supporting Joe Biden, Mayor Pete has shown us how to trust him and how to trust those who have our best interests at heart. This is a very interesting read.

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  • 2020-10-19

Trust is a must read in these divisive times!

Mayor Pete has written Trust, with practical steps we must take moving forward. His words will resonate with everyone!

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  • Bosco
  • 2020-10-07

A Must-Read

Trust is a must-read for those who hope to improve—perhaps even to save—our democracy. Though this book is relatively short, it deals admirably with the rôle trust plays in interpersonal, ethnic/racial, economic, governmental, and international relationships. Without trust, people suffer. To improve the level of trust in society is to advance opportunity, security, and well-being. I highly recommend this book, narrated by the one who best knows and understands the material it contains—the author himself.

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  • Ekim N.
  • 2020-10-30

Must Buy-Thank You Pete

This is the first of Pete's book I have read. I know he is brilliant, especially when he is Pete Buttegieg and not Mayor Pete the candidate. When he does a media hit, I listen. So Trust is Pete's analysis of trust's importance in every functioning society, interaction, company, etc. He essentially wrote a socioeconomic literary masterpiece on trust by telling stories through his personal and empirical lenses. It is also just as much a masterclass.... and, he reads the book so is able to capture another dimension with his tone. He does this in under 5 hours-i am familiar with him and much of his belief system too,,,and I learned soooooo much. Thanks Man-you have my vote in 2032

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  • Debra JOhnson
  • 2020-10-14

Pete 2024

intelligent and thoughtful insight around the importance of building trust in our broken country

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  • 2020-10-29

Everyone should read this book.

Buttigieg takes us down The Road Not Taken. He reminds us to see deeply into what we have lost and how we can regain it.

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  • 2020-10-14

Trust is Hope

If you are a 2020 freedom rider, this book is for you; trust is hope. I trust you will see it as well.

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  • 2020-11-25

Inspiring & hopeful

Freedom,security & democracy. This book shows there are still moral and decent people in this world and to not give up on hope integrity and respect will once again prevail over lies and division in our country. Truth & Trust shall set us free!