"Clinton is wrong in that regard. It doesn’t take a village to raise a child; it takes a man, a father (with help, of course)."

On the surface, what appears to be a text delving into the perfect storm that was the 2016 presidential election is far more. Weaving in philosophy and psychology, Jabbour delivers an ideal balance of observation, analysis, and research to grab readers' intrigue irrespective of their political affiliations.

The author opens up early with a thrilling discourse on power, especially its hierarchical value in family systems, and how it is directly integrated with man's "religious gene" and innate need to worship. From the child worshipping his father to fathers worshipping kings (modern-day CEOs and moguls), the moment was ripe for Trump's rise. As the text progresses, Jabbour remains steadfast in his reporting and analysis, decoding some of the more complex moments like Obama's United Nations speech, the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and the potential for a third world war.

On the one hand, the author does a masterful job of completing a character study on the essence of Donald J. Trump, reviewing everything from his 1987 The Art of the Deal to poring over his final clinching speeches pre-election. At the same time, he is unafraid to tackle the complexities of immigration, sustainability concerns, and the downright watered-down world that has resulted from the overuse of political correctness and the victimology mentality. Digging deeper, Jabbour sheds light on why Trump stands by his distrust for the media as well as confirmation bias in emails and the idea that experts are too often going off feel than empirical evidence.

Needless to say, the author's stance is never unclear. However, he is meticulous in his argument, identifying a series of nearly twenty popular Trump criticisms and essentially dissecting each for the layman to make his own decision. A strong flowing writing style leads to endlessly insightful and entertaining content, making for a thought-provoking read.

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