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- When liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders, then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't do.
- "The Roots of a Counterproductive Immigration Policy", The Atlantic (28 January 2017)
- The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters. Trump operates not by strategy, but by instinct. His great skill is to sniff his opponents' vulnerabilities: "low energy", "little", "crooked", "fake". In the same way, Trump has intuited the weak points in the American political system and in American political culture. Trump gambled that Americans resent each other's differences more than they cherish their shared democracy. So far, that gamble has paid off.
- Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (2018)
- An American-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein - and the replacement of the radical Baathist dictatorship with a new government more closely aligned with the United States would put America more wholly in charge of the region than any power since the Ottomans, or maybe even the Romans.
- The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush (2013)
- When you just look at the map of American elections, I mean, barring some truly extraordinary event that utterly destroys the credibility of the incumbent presidential party, it’s very hard to see that Donald Trump, who is so unacceptable to so many groups in American society, can beat Hillary Clinton.
- "Trump can't beat Clinton — former Bush speechwriter", NPR (26 March 2016)
- Encyclopedic article on David Frum at Wikipedia