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Series | A Nation Under Trump, Conclusion: Book offers way to restore real American democracy: a review of 'One Nation After Trump'

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd at a rally inside Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 20, 2017. (Dreamstime/Joe Tabb)

  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Conclusion: Our democracy, the authors argue, provides the tools to counter Trumpism and reform government. What the country needs is a sweeping re-energizing of American democracy like the New Deal or Great Society. It would start with reforming elections. Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: To present this series in Evergreene Digest I have taken selections from it as it originally appeared in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR). The entire series can be found here.

Lewis Wolfson, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Now you can follow Evergreene Digest on Twitter. E.J. Dionne, Jr., Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann, 352 pages; St. Martin's Press; 2017

Nov 8, 2017 | The day after the election, I warned a Washington psychotherapist friend to get ready for a tidal wave of newly-anxious patients, mostly Democrats whose lives revolve around whoever runs the government in this one-industry town. 

The shrinks have been deluged. I have even tried political therapy to help people nervous about having one of the great square pegs of all time in the White House.

President Donald Trump has had devastating psychological and political effects on America.

Lewis Wolfson is American University emeritus professor of communication, a former Washington news bureau chief and longtime analyst of the president, Congress and the media.

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Previously in this Series:

Part 10: Women's March inspires women to amplify their political voices post-inauguration.

Part 9: How do we create a high-value health care system?

Part 8: Trump's environmental rollbacks lack 'moral compass'.

Part 7: Trump threatens norms that make the Constitution work

Part 6: In foreign relations, Trump shifts rhetoric but policy largely unchanged.

Part 5 - What have the Democrats learned since Trump's election?

Part 4 - Poverty issues gain traction in first year of Trump presidency

Part 3 - Trump has put anti-immigrant campaign promises into action <

Part 2 - The Trump presidency and Europe's dilemma, <

Part 1 - What has the GOP learned since Trump's election? < expand your impact by forwarding this story to any friends looking to get involved in 2018.