In 2018 former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor, author of BLOWBACK: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump, wrote an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times from inside the Trump administration. He revealed publicly what Trump’s cabinet was saying privately: the president was dangerously unfit for office.
Taylor unmasked himself 2 years later to urge Americans to vote against Trump in 2020 and launched the largest alliance of ex-officials in United States history to take down the president who appointed them.
In the world of national security — the world Taylor comes from — there’s a term to describe the unintended consequences of our actions, of failing to see what’s around the corner if we make the wrong choice: BLOWBACK.
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Booktalk: National Security Expert Miles Taylor’s “BLOWBACK: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump” KGNU News
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