This book exemplifies the addiction to indignant moralising which blinds so many political commentators to the true nature of their own country.
Whether writing, speaking or negotiating, he puts on a performance which the spectators enjoy all the more because it horrifies the guardians of convention.
Its model has achieved vastly superior results and at a significantly lower cost in human lives.
Trump seems to be modelling himself on Richard Nixon. But he’s more like segregationalist George Wallace.
But David Enrich’s new book does include a lot about how Deutsche Bank lent the President the money needed to look successful.
Historians concentrate on such great men as Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln, and ignore the more Trumpian figures who reached the White House.
In both cases their opponents resort to character assassination and are left with no one against whom they can argue.
What really brings together all of these people is a commitment to enlightenment values, and a commitment to freedom of thought.
In his new book, Peter Oborne interprets a collection of the outrageous Tweets which carried Trump to high office.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.
He has resiled from some of his most extreme positions. And the U.S has a constitution which is a beacon for the protection of religious freedom.