Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell


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6.3 X 9.34 X 1.03 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Tim Miller is the author of Why We Did It.


Tim's smart and witty takes on the current madness of our political times has been my balm of Gilead. In this book, Tim examines what makes some people abandon their principles to align with the current center of power and what makes others hold fast to their convictions in spite of finding themselves suddenly on the outs. As a former Republican partisan, Tim breaks it all down in precise bombs of truth and keen insight into some of the more awful truths of human nature when it comes to the allure of power.--Jane Lynch
Tim is a supremely gifted storyteller who writes with brutal honesty and stylish gallows humor about the GOP's toxic mix of opportunists, joy riders, and grifters who enabled Donald Trump's rise and guaranteed his enduring grip on the Republican Party. Tim takes a scalpel to the malignant tumor smothering American democracy by dissecting his own friends and onetime colleagues. The most valuable contribution of Tim's book may be the anthropological examination of just how little separates a 'normal' Republican from an activist working to overthrow a free and fair presidential election.--Nicolle Wallace
Mea culpa and tell-all, Tim Miller's Why We Did It reveals why and how a generation of Republican politicos bent the knee to a president so many of them privately feared and despised.--David Frum
From any dark experience springs something hopeful and good. In the Trump years, that bright side has been Tim and his compatriots who took up arms to fight the MAGA scourge. Before this book, I understood why the crazies and kooks went along with Trump, but now I fully grasp why smart, supposedly 'normal' Republicans did, too. Tim's observations are clear-eyed, wise, brutally honest, and darkly hilarious. Everyone should read this book, especially fellow Democrats who want to better understand our political foes.--James Carville
When the history of this era is written, the dominant question will likely be, How did this happen? Tim Miller's Why We Did It offers a crucial insider's answer to that question. It's a must-read report from the belly of the beast detailing how the unimaginable becomes inevitable. Looking back at a career in politics and being horrified at what you were part of is not the most fun exercise in life. Tim examines his role with clear honesty, sadness, and an amusing sense of the absurd. This is a big, important book. Read it.--Stuart Stevens