Finally, the unnerving, seemingly inexplicable phenomenon that is the political rise of Donald Trump explained - just in time to save Democracy and the world. When Aaron James first published his groundbreaking and bestselling book 'Assholes: A Theory' in 2012, little did he or we know that he had written one of the prophetic books of our time. Donald Trump was featured prominently in that book as an exemplary asshole, of course; in this urgent new broadside Aaron James applies the tenets of asshole theory rigorously and directly to the man as Trump continues his relentless drive to become the Republican Presidential candidate. Never has an account of the asshole as a major major problem for the rest of us been more called for. Never have the techniques of what James calls "asshole management" been so desperately needed. I'm not joking. A book of potentially world historical importance. At the very least an instant bestseller. Timely? Oh, you bet it's timely. Assholes: A Theory is already a proven bestseller: over 63,000 copies sold net in hardcover; over 8,000 in e-book and over 124,000 in trade paper, a figure that climbs with each passing week. As serious as a heart attack: As reviewers of 'Assholes: A Theory' have noted, Aaron James is rigorously philosophical in his approach. Similarly, this new book applies the same rigor (although not solemnity) to comprehending the phenomenon and the threat that is Donald Trump.
Aaron James promovierte an der Harvard University und hält eine Professur für Philosophie an der University of California, Irvine. Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Dozent und Buchautor ist er ein leidenschaftlicher Surfer.