Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by Donna Brazile
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is one of few books that I couldn't put down once I started reading. In that regard, I wish it had been a short story since I needed to read it all in one setting.
This is the only book you need to read about the 2016 election. The fact that Brazile pointed out many items the campaign covered up -- not saying they didn't have their reasons! -- while leaving obvious gaping holes in her analysis, lets the reader know how isolated she was from the main campaign. Some calculations she hashed out --constantly vaccinating back and forth -- with an over abundance of data. Some conclusions she simply decrees with minimal data. Just keeping track of that distinction will tell you everything you need to know.
I genuinely doubt that Putin was discouraged by either the Hacker House or Brazile addressing him directly via the plants. He's probably more discouraged when we sit on our butt and do nothing. If he can break in, who else is able to?
My hypothesis is that the different Russian hacking groups were segregated by gender for this particular campaign, with one additional group being mixed. Why not run a sociological experiment for the occasion?
By the way, long reviews means that it was a good book!
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