Rod D. Martin’s new book, Why It Worked: ‘Make America Great Again’ as a Winning Republican Metanarrative in 2016 and Beyond hit Amazon’s best seller list on December 21, 2017, climbing all the way to Number One in the Politics & Social Sciences and Political Philosophy categories.
When asked about the genesis of his latest book, Mr. Martin explained, “Almost exactly five years before Donald Trump announced his improbable campaign for President, I wrote what might well have been his script. “Make America Great Again” is more than just a slogan: it provides languishing Republicans with a new and compelling metanarrative, which is to say, an overarching purpose and theme transcending individual issues, and explaining all of those issues clearly and simply as parts of a greater whole.
“That may sound complicated. It isn’t. Stories sell. And ‘Make America Great Again’ is the first all-encompassing Republican story since the end of the Cold War. We won then, and we can win again.”
Even at the end of Donald Trump’s first year as President of the United States, there is still debate as to how the improbable Trump campaign won. Why It Worked explains the most important reason for Trump’s success, and how to harness that for the Republican Party’s long-term success.
When asked about the book’s hitting Number One on the bestseller charts, Mr. Martin responded, “Conservatives have been struggling to articulate a vision of what they believe and how they want to make the world better since the Soviet Union’s fall. We have hit on something that can achieve that, very powerfully, and it’s gratifying to see so many readers respond positively to that.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rod D. Martin, founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, philanthropist, hedge fund manager and public intellectual.
Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru,” Britain’s Guardian newspaper describes him as a “philosopher-capitalist,” while Gawker once labeled him a “brilliant non-conformist.” He has addressed audiences on four continents, has written widely for publications including Forbes, Human Events, Fortune, FoxNews.com and Inc. Magazine, and is a member of Stratfor’s Board of Contributors.
An investor, director or officer in numerous technology ventures, Mr. Martin is especially noted for his role as a member of the pre-IPO startup team at Silicon Valley leg-end PayPal — the famed “PayPal Mafia” — where he served as a senior advisor to founder and CEO Peter Thiel. He has also served as Policy Director to Governor Mike Huckabee and as an aide to senior Congressional leader John Paul Hammerschmidt.
He is a member of the Council for National Policy, a three-term past president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, and in 2014 he was named Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Government and Entrepreneurship at Hannibal-LaGrange University, a well-ranked private liberal arts college.
To learn more about, Rod Martin, visit http://rodmartin.org/
Why It Worked: ‘Make America Great Again’ as a Winning Republican Metanarrative in 2016 and Beyond is now available on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HP6N4H