Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how a breakdown of trust is central to our nation’s current predicament—and how our future depends on finding ways to instill confidence in the American project, and in each other.
Trust is the essential foundation of America’s democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, former presidential candidate and bestselling author of Shortest Way Home. In a century shaped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, global pandemic, and systemic racism, trust—in our government, corporations, experts, and, most tragically, in one another—has precipitously eroded and, for so many, never existed in the first place. Recognizing that we are now experiencing disastrous consequences, the former South Bend mayor offers a direct reckoning with the corruption of social responsibility, interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, offering a new outlook for how we can confront the next decade’s challenges by building accountability. In this urgent work, Buttigieg confirms his status as a visionary political thinker.
Pete has a way of making perfect sense in a world full of chaos! I felt the book was to the point and very clear.
Excellent and timely read
Mayor Pete's book on Trust is intelligent, pellucid and timely writing. It all starts with trust within ourselves to do the most good we can for all the time that we can and for as long as we can. Honesty and integrity shines through this highly recommended discourse.
A look inside
This book is a great look on how a up and comer of the Democratic Party views the world