How Gary Hart Predicted Donald Trump

Matt Bai writes that “not long ago I wrote an entire book on the collision of entertainment and political journalism, called All the Truth Is Out, which seems to have accidentally anticipated the Trump phenomenon. I borrowed from the brilliant work of the social critic Neil Postman, whose 1985 book “Amusing Ourselves to Death” feels more relevant today than it probably did then.”

“But the guy who really predicted all of this was Gary Hart, the protagonist of All the Truth Is Out. And man, did he try to sound the alarm.”

Bai’s book is one of the best political books in years. Highly recommended.

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