“There’s been a fair amount of speculation as to where my own political career might take me,” Don Jr. notes with satisfaction. This book provides an answer, presenting its author as the natural heir to the MAGA movement: a troller of lefties, warrior of culture and self-described “s— -talker par excellence.” Just like Dad! Yet Don Jr. also attempts to establish some differences, even if stylistic.
With such material, identifying the writer — especially one residing anywhere in the federal government — was difficult. (Like many non-astute observers, I assumed that the name would leak quickly. It did not.)
But now Williams has reflected, and he finds blackness lacking. Not just blackness but whiteness, too, and any divisions and hierarchies based on race or color, those resilient constructs to which Americans attach such weight. Williams, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, has come to see himself as an “ex-black man,” a transformation he contemplates in a thoughtful yet frustrating memoir, Read original
The home of Filipino immigrant and nurse Rosalie Villanueva in a Texas suburb, where she now lives with her husband and children. Previously, Rosalie’s search for work had them living on different continents. (Jason DeParle) (Courtesy Jason DeParle/Courtesy Jason DeParle)
President Trump walks to the Oval Office as he returns to the White House on July 30 after a speech in Williamsburg, Va., marking 400 years of representative democracy in America. (SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/REX)
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., shakes hands with President Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers on Nov. 2, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)