Title: Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate
Author: Mark Jabbour
Publisher: XlibrisUS
ISBN: 978-1984564726
Pages: 35
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences

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Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate is a collection of essays written in real time, reacting to and predicting the emergence of Donald J. Trump as a viable then winning candidate-interrupted periodically by fictional analysis from the author and fictional characters, demonstrating the psychological aspects of the campaign regarding the American psyche. In addition, there are fictional futuristic happenings and speculations about what could happen. There are a number of footnotes, some cite sources, some are explanatory, and some are updates of relevant subject matter. Taken as a whole, it a story about an unprecedented event in American and world history.

About the Author

Mark Jabbour is a former Democrat, progressive, feminist, a former Barack Obama delegate, and a Trump voter, but not as trumpeted by leading leftists – deplorable, disadvantaged, religious, cynical corporate shareholder or corporate executive and certainly not uncivil. This is his story, a personal account of how and why became a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and the costs of that choice. However, that’s not the whole story; it’s also the story of humankind and how and why the species became who we are and the story of why the American people have come to be so divided. It is a debate, accurately addressing both sides, something the author has relished his entire life – open and honest intellectual discourse. Mark earned a degree in Psychology and Anthropology and has worked in the industries of hospitality, construction, healthcare, fine art, and education. He has also been a small business owner, on the board of directors of a non-profit NGO, as well as a homeowner and builder. Mr. Jabbour has been married and divorced, has three adult children, lived in four countries and nine states. This book, his fourth, is dedicated to his father, a retired USAF colonel who died during its writing. It is also that story.