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Midnight in Washington: how we almost lost our democracy and still could

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[2021]
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"From the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, and a warning that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever. In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump's Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis--from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president--but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff's fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president's principal antagonist. It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff's account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever."--Publisher's website.
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Authoritarianism
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Democracy
Democracy -- United States
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
Political culture
Political culture -- United States
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Politics and government
Trump, Donald, -- 1946-
Trump, Donald, -- 1946- -- Influence
United States
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021
title_displayMidnight in Washington : how we almost lost our democracy and still could
title_fullMidnight in Washington : how we almost lost our democracy and still could / Adam Schiff
title_shortMidnight in Washington
title_subhow we almost lost our democracy and still could
topic_facetAuthoritarianism
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Democracy
History
Influence
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
Political culture
Politics and government
Trump, Donald