The election of Donald Trump was not some inexplicable aberration in American political life. Rather, it was the culmination of the Republican Party having been hijacked by the extreme right and transformed into a party that rejects fundamental ethical values and has mounted an assault on democracy.Conversation About America backs up this claim in a thought-provoking and unsettling fictional dialogue between a 'mainstream' Republican Congressman and a potential donor looking to support candidates who will champion values that truly represent America-respect, truth, majority rule, and loyalty to country.While primarily aimed at energizing citizens committed to addressing this problem, the book finally answers the question that has been haunting distraught Republicans, "What happened to my party?
About the Author
A noted ethicist, Thomas I. White is the Inaugural Conrad N. Hilton Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is Founder and Director of IBECC: The International Business Ethics Case Competition. A resident of Amherst, MA, he also teaches at Mount Holyoke College. White's books include the pioneering In Defense of Dolphins, which argues against the captivity of cetaceans by the entertainment industry. His most recent book, Socrates Comes to Wall Street, challenges the presuppositions about business that led to the 2008 meltdown and that continue to produce ongoing corporate scandals.