Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how a breakdown of trust has brought our nation to the brink of disaster—and how its restoration for all can reclaim America’s future.
In a century warped by terrorism, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, financial collapse, and a global pandemic, trust—in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself—has precipitously eroded. We are now experiencing the disastrous consequences of a “crisis in trust,” writes Pete Buttigieg, former presidential candidate and best-selling author of Shortest Way Home. In this arresting, impassioned account, Buttigieg contends that our success—or failure—in confronting the greatest challenges of the decade will rest on whether we can effectively cultivate, deepen, and, where necessary, repair the networks of trust that are now endangered, or for so many, never even existed. Interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, Trust is an urgent call to foster an “American way of trust.”
I enjoyed reading this book. It is an easy read, flows nicely in spite of having a lot of food for thought and ideas. I like the way ideas are illustrated with anecdotes.
Ironically, being Trust the title of the book I don’t trust politicians, I see them as a necessary evil.
That said, I admire Pete, he is an intellectual and a bright, down to earth man. I really like his views on the world, our country and our society and his pragmatic thinking on what do we all need to do
A short, inspiring read
Buttigieg proves to be a candid and able writer. Makes concise points about the lack of trust in our nation, his worldwide experiences with trust in institutions and in other individuals, and steps moving forward to heal the current divide.
Great interpersonal writing and an easy read.
Just like his last book, Buttigieg shows his personal life lessons through great writing and interesting prisms. May be the writing of one of our future presidents so take the time to read it.