New Book Out Now!

American Carnage: The Wars Of Donald Trump

The Wars of Donald Trump provides the first assessment of the Trump administration’s damage to American governance. The book is not concerned with the investigations of Robert Mueller; the illegal payoffs to the president’s paramours; or the corruption of the Trump family. Instead, it identifies efforts to politicize the military and intelligence communities; the efforts to undermine and degrade essential departments and agencies; and the attacks on science and regulation. The final chapter suggests what is needed to be done to reverse the damage and correct the political process.

“Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what’s gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military; he is also telling us how to save ourselves.”
—Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker

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