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CHAPTER 7: THE ANTI-AMERICAN PATRIOTS

1.
“History of Donald Trump’s Political Donations,” Ballotpedia, Oct. 26, 2016,
ballotpedia.org
; “Donald Trump Nearly Casually Remarks About Incest with His Daughter Ivanka,”
The View,
ABC, March 6, 2006, available on Fusion Media Group, YouTube post, Dec. 10, 2015,
www.youtube.com/​watch?v=DP7yf8-Lk80
.

2.
Tom McCarthy, “Comey: I Was Sure Clinton Would Win When I Reopened Email Inquiry,”
Guardian,
April 13, 2018,
www.theguardian.com
.

3.
All quotations from the Trump-Hewitt interaction are from Jesse Berney, “Trump’s Terrifying Nuke Answer at the Debate Should End His Campaign but It Won’t,”
Rolling Stone,
Dec. 16, 2015,
www.rollingstone.com
.

4.
Josh Rogin, “In Debate Trump’s Lack of Nuclear Knowledge on Display,”
Washington Post,
Sept. 28, 2016,
www.washingtonpost.com
.

5.
“Cruz Blasts Trump as ‘Pathological Liar’ as Indiana Voters Head to the Polls,” PBS, May 3, 2016,
www.pbs.org
.

6.
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt,
How Democracies Die
(New York: Crown/Archetype, 2019), loc. 3, Kindle.

7.
Franz von Papen,
Memoirs of Franz von Papen
(Pickle Partners Publishing, 2015), reprint of 1953 edition, loc. 2689, Kindle.

8.
Nash,
Conservative Intellectual Movement,
loc. 132, Kindle.

9.
Papen,
Memoirs,
loc. 5408, Kindle.

10.
Gregory Neilson,
Analysing Franz von Papen’s Memoirs and His Role in the Nazi Rise to Power,
loc. 111, Kindle.

11.
Publius Decius Mus [Michael Anton], “The Flight 93 Election,”
Claremont Review of Books,
Sept. 5, 2016,
www.claremont.org
.

12.
Ibid.

13.
Libby Nelson, “Why We Voted for Donald Trump: David Duke Explains the White Supremacist Charlottesville Protests,”
Vox,
Aug. 12, 2017,
www.vox.com
.

14.
“A Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union,” Avalon Project,
avalon.law.yale.edu
.

15.
Decius Mus, “Flight 93 Election.”

16.
Publius Decius Mus [Michael Anton], “Toward a Sensible, Coherent Trumpism,”
Unz Review,
March 10, 2016,
www.unz.com
.

17.
Robert B. Reich, “How Mitch McConnell Killed the Senate,”
Baltimore Sun,
April 17, 2019,
www.baltimoresun.com
.

18.
Levitsky and Ziblatt,
How Democracies Die,
loc. 3, Kindle.

19.
Ibid., 21.

20.
Jill Colvin, “Trump Challenges Legitimacy of Election,” AP News, Oct. 15, 2016,
www.apnews.com
.

21.
Meghan Keneally, “A Look Back at Trump Comments Perceived by Some as Encouraging Violence,” ABC News, Oct. 19, 2018,
abcnews.go.com
.

22.
Michael Calderone, “Trump Labels Media ‘Enemy’ Before Putin Meeting,”
Politico,
July 16, 2018,
www.politico.com
.

23.
David Leonhardt, “Trump Encourages Violence,”
New York Times,
March 18, 2019,
www.nytimes.com
.

24.
Jonathan Chait, “Trump Isn’t Inciting Violence by Mistake, but on Purpose. He Just Told Us,”
New York,
Nov. 5, 2018,
nymag.com
.

25.
Levitsky and Ziblatt,
How Democracies Die,
loc. 13, Kindle.

CHAPTER 8: THE EMPIRE’S LAST STAND

1.
Anthony Cilluffo and Richard Fry, “An Early Look at the 2020 Electorate,” Pew Research Center, Jan. 30, 2019,
www.pewsocialtrends.org
.

2.
Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, and William H. Frey, “America’s Electoral Future: Demographic Shifts and the Future of the Trump Coalition,” Center for American Progress, April 19, 2018,
www.brookings.edu
.

3.
Josh Gerstein, “D’Souza Enters Guilty Plea,”
Politico,
May 20, 2014,
www.politico.com
.

4.
Luke Ramseh, “Joe Biden Catches Flak for Recalling Work with Miss. Segregationist Sen. James O. Eastland,”
Clarion Ledger,
June 19, 2019,
www.clarionledger.com
.

5.
Anthony Walton,
Mississippi: An American Journey
(New York: Vintage, 1997), Kindle.

6.
Brooks Johnson, “Blacks and the Democratic Party,”
Factcheck.org
, April 18, 2008,
www.factcheck.org
.

7.
Colby Itkowitz, “Candace Owens Inaccurately Calls GOP Southern Strategy a Myth,”
Houston Chronicle,
April 9, 2019,
www.houstonchronicle.com
.

8.
Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, and John Halpin, “Voter Trends in 2016: A Final Analysis,” Center for American Progress, Nov. 1, 2017,
www.americanprogress.org
.

9.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin,
Frank v. Walker
(2016), FindLaw,
caselaw.findlaw.com
.

10.
Carol Anderson,
One Person, No Vote
(London: Bloomsbury, 2018), 42.

11.
Donald Trump (@realDonald Trump), Twitter, Nov. 27, 2016, 12:30 p.m.,
twitter.com/​realdonaldtrump/​status/​802972944532209664?lang=en
.

12.
Anderson,
One Person, No Vote,
loc. 2, Kindle.

13.
Tova Wang,
The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans’ Right to Vote
(Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2012), loc. 73, Kindle.

14.
Ari Berman,
Give Us the Ballot
(New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), loc. 15, Kindle.

15.
German Lopez, “Florida Votes to Restore Ex-felon Voting Rights with Amendment 4,”
Vox,
Nov. 7, 2018,
www.vox.com
.

16.
Rebecca Onion, “Take the Impossible ‘Literacy’ Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s,”
Slate,
June 28, 2013,
slate.com
.

17.
Peter Beinart, “The Projection President,”
Atlantic,
July 14, 2017,
www.theatlantic.com
.

18.
Paul Siegel, “The Projector in Chief,”
Psychology Today,
July 29, 2018,
www.psychologytoday.com
.

19.
Anderson,
One Person, No Vote,
loc. 2, Kindle.

20.
Philip Bump, “New Data Makes It Clear: Nonvoters Handed Trump the Presidency,”
Washington Post,
Aug. 9, 2018,
www.washingtonpost.com
.

21.
Jeff Mapes, “Oregon Voters Oppose Automatic Voter Registration Bill,”
Oregon Live,
March 25, 2013,
www.oregonlive.com
.

22.
Michael Grunwald, “Trump’s War on California,”
Politico,
Feb. 21, 2019,
www.politico.com
.

23.
“Census of Population and Housing, 1980,” U.S. Census Bureau, 1980,
www.census.gov
.

24.
American Factfinder, “California, 2010 Demographic Profile,” U.S. Census Bureau, 2010,
factfinder.census.gov
.

25.
Ina Jaffe, “In California, ‘Republican’ Is Becoming a Toxic Label,” National Public Radio, Nov. 16, 2012,
npr.org
.

26.
“Prop. 187 Approved in California,”
Migration News,
Dec. 1994,
migration.ucdavis.edu
.

27.
Jim Yardley, “The 2000 Campaign: The Texas Governor; Hispanics Give Attentive Bush Mixed Reviews,”
New York Times,
Aug. 27, 2000,
www.nytimes.com
.

CHAPTER 9: HOW DO LIES END?

1.
Neal B. Freeman, “Republican in 2020, Conservative in 2024,”
National Review,
July 9, 2019,
www.nationalreview.com
.

2.
“Jewish Columnist at Conservative Conference Calls Out Trump Misconduct,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Feb. 25, 2018,
www.jta.org
.

3.
Adelle M. Banks, “Russell Moore Responds to Southern Baptist Detractors,”
Baptist Standard,
Dec. 20, 2016,
www.baptiststandard.com
.

4.
Jason Schwartz, “Weekly Standard, Conservative Outlet That Criticized Trump, to Shut Down,”
Politico,
Dec. 14, 2018,
www.politico.com
.

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