I could not have chosen a more opportune time to select two new books, The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis and FEAR by Bob Woodward.
The Fifth Risk dissects the destruction by the Trump Administration of critical government departments responsible for the day-to-day seamless management of the affairs of government. The Woodward book, FEAR, discusses the dysfunction within the Trump White House.
The take away of these two books unfortunately is a cliché, “No one is home.”
Lewis and Woodward are established journalists.The books are not “tell all ” but well researched and sourced. The consensus on the chaos in government and the serious threats posed to the nation by these respected journalists makes the disclosures even more disturbing.
The timing of the release of The Fifth Risk and FEAR is prescient. They are “current events.”