The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy (Paperback)
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The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 05/12/2019
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The Big Short’s author offers a stark warning about the threat to American government infrastructure from within. A shocking, fascinating corollary to the current glut of political exposes laying siege to Trump’s presidency.

The phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big Short

The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.

The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing.

People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events.

It steps in where private investment fears to tread, innovates and creates knowledge, assesses extreme long-term risk. And now, government is under attack. By its own leaders.

In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the destruction of a country's fabric. All of this, Lewis shows, exposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all. It is what you never learned that might have saved you.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141991429
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


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“Must read”

Author paints a truly terrifying picture of Trumps strategy of "ignorance" as he sets about decimating key US departments of State.

Paperback edition
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“There is still hope”

For most of the book I wasn’t really sure what it was about. Basically a series of accounts of all the good that is done in state services in America and how Trump threatens to extinguish their efforts

Paperback edition
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“Feel good stories from inside the state”

A touching illustration of all the good Trump is undoing by undervaluing the state. Not what I was expecting but very educational and left with a warming sense of hope at the final page

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