The first version of this book, published weeks before the 2016 presidential election covered how the Trump campaign mirrored the rhetoric of fascist campaigns in Italy and Germany. In that version published prior to the election I differed with the majority of pundits who predicted Trump would be defeated, and more accurately perceived and explained the situation and why it occurred.

This updated version adds to the original version an examination of the first 400 days of the Trump presidency and examines the resistance as well.

It is available at

What the book is about:

Some seventy years after the defeat of fascism in Europe, the United States elected Donald Trump. As president Trump has ordered the deportation of millions of immigrants, attacked freedom of the press and stated that those who marched along side Neo-nazi’s and white supremacist rally were “fine young men”.

How is it possible that the nation that responded to fascism in World War Two by proclaiming “we have nothing to fear, but fear itself” could give rise to this?

This well documented text examines historic similarities between Trump and earlier anti-democratic movements, explores why so much of the electorate voted for him despite his hateful rhetoric, looks at Trumps actions since taking office, contemplates what a Trump presidency could mean for the future and explores the resistance to the Trump agenda.

I invite you leave a comment or question relevant to a discussion of the book below:


  1. Gabriel says:

    I am in the middle of reading your book “Making America Hate Again” In chapter 3 you stated that fascism comes into power through elections. However, my understanding is that Hitler was never elected. The Nazi Party never received more than 5% of the vote. However, they were eventually put into power by big banks and corporations.

    • Elliot says:

      Germany has a parliamentary system, so the voters did not vote for a national leader as happens in the U.S. Instead the voters vote for representatives and the political party that wins the largest number of seats is designated the majority party. Often times the majority party lacks enough seats to govern effectively, so they partner with other parties to form a coalition that can effectively govern. This is essentially what occurred in Germany.

      In the 1930 elections the Nazi’s, ran a campaign promising to make Germany strong again, tear up the Treaty of Versailles, put the unemployed back to work and bring about prosperity, and hatred of the Jews. The result was that a party that previous election had won less than a million votes astonishingly won 6.5 million votes, becoming the second largest party in parliament. Many industrialist who previously had previously considered Hitler a joke realized he could win popular support. Hitler also shared their desire to crush communist, socialist and trade unionist, leading some industrialist to begin meeting with Hitler and donating heavily to the Nazi party. In 1932 another election took place during which the Nazi’s received 13.5 million votes indicating mass support was growing. Although the Social Democrats remained in the majority they were unable to govern because they lacked sufficient support to gain acceptance for their proposals. This left the government paralyzed and dysfunctional, so in January of 1933 President von Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor of Germany. Thus Hitler was duly elected by both the voters who put him in office, and the Social Democrats of the Reichstag, who elevated him Hitler to leadership.

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