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Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump

Aaron James

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Make America Great Again? Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon-even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency. Enter the philosopher Aaron James, author of the foundational text in the burgeoning field of Asshole Studies: the bestselling Assholes: A Theory. In this brisk and trenchant inquiry into the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, James places the man firmly in the typology of the asshole (takes every advantage, entrenched sense of entitlement, immune to criticism); considers whether, in the Hobbesian world we seem to inhabit, he might not somehow be a force for good-i.e., the Stronger Asshole; and offers a suggestion for how the bonds of our social contract, spectacularly broken by Trump's (and Ted Cruz's) disdain for democratic civility, might in time be repaired. You will never think about Donald Trump and his Art of the Deal the same way after reading this book. And, like it or not, think about him we must. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

2h 18m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:34