I've been a fan of his for a long time and think he's one of the few talking heads on the tube worth watching. About 240 pages with stats and interesting quotes--with no footnotes--regarding how our country has changed over the past several decades and what has been behind this change. The point that he makes through the book is that ruling elite--essentially East and West coast upper crust--see themselves as very different from the rest of us and,essentially, have no interest whether the masses succeed or fail, as long as they get what they want--which is more of everything and that they continue to keep their hands on the levers of power in this country. The chapter immigration was instructional on just how much has changed on this subject in 40 years. In the early 70'ss Caesar Chavez--leader of the farm worker union--was decidedly opposed to illegal immigration because it allowed farm owners to bypass his union to get lower wages. His union reportedly went as far as patrolling parts of the border to rough up illegals to try to stop them from crossing the border. Who would of thought? Anyway, the book taken at face value, will raise your blood pressure and provide some answers as to why certain things have not changed despite having Trump at the helm. Paul Ryan undercutting the building of a wall indicates how some Republican leaders played the game to get what they wanted and then left Trump out in the cold when it came time to write the check on his agenda. From his view, democracy in this country would seem to be in play, and the latest headlines coming out of the SC hearings-- rendering presumption of innocence as passe'-- would suggest this is not an exaggeration.