Why We Did It

A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell

    • 4.5 • 77 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Former Republican political operative Tim Miller answers the question no one else has fully grappled with: Why did normal people go along with the worst of Trumpism?

As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC “autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy, desperation, and self-deception for everyone to see. In a bracingly honest reflection on both his own past work for the Republican Party and the contortions of his former peers in the GOP establishment, Miller draws a straight line between the actions of the 2000s GOP to the Republican political class's Trumpian takeover, including the horrors of January 6th.

From ruminations on the mental jujitsu that allowed him as a gay man to justify becoming a hitman for homophobes, to astonishingly raw interviews with former colleagues who jumped on the Trump Train, Miller diagrams the flattering and delusional stories GOP operatives tell themselves so they can sleep at night. With a humorous touch he reveals Reince Priebus' neediness, Sean Spicer's desperation, Elise Stefanik and Chris Christie’s raw ambition, and his close friends’ submission to a MAGA psychosis.

Why We Did It is a vital, darkly satirical warning that all the narcissistic justifications that got us to this place still thrive within the Republican party, which means they will continue to make the same mistakes and political calculations that got us here, with disastrous consequences for the nation.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2022
June 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

calsharpie ,

Political truth

An intimate look at one man’s quest for political truth. Absorbing

Avec La Tempete ,

Challenging Psychology

Looking into the minds of the people profiled here alerts a larger reckoning with the function of the human psyche. Tim has taken a first step, but it will be generations before there's clarity on why people today behave the way they do, if there ever even can be answers.

foodnerd ,

Why We DId It

I think I finally understand the motivations of those who live in Trumpworld now

More Books by Tim Miller

2012
2012
2022
2015
2016
2014