John Bolton’s Forthcoming Book

The Story:

Back in January, with the impeachment trial of President Trump pending, there was a good deal of discussion of an impending book by Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, which was thought likely to shed light on the charges against the President. The Senate has long since voted to acquit Trump, and the book is still unpublished. Perhaps, though, not for much longer.

 The Latest:

The great retail website now represents that the Bolton book, The Room Where it Happened, will be available on May 12, 2020, as an audio book, a hard cover, and a Kindle eBook. 

The Thing to Know:

Bolton is known as a “neoconservative,” which means, roughly, that his views on foreign and military policy would allow or encourage the US to use its military force in a lot of contexts around the world to change the regimes in power in other sovereign nations. Trump’s own relationship with neoconservatism in this sense may fairly be said to be ambivalent. During Bolton’s time in the White House, Trump expressed their relationship this way, “I actually temper John, which is pretty amazing.” The book may be most of interest in shedding light on this ambivalent relationship.


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