Tucson Festival of Books

Malcolm Nance



Jason Schneider

Malcolm Nance, an American author and media pundit, was also a former United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer specializing in naval cryptology. An Arabic speaker and intelligence and foreign policy analyst, he frequently discusses the history of jihadi radicalization and al-Qaeda, as well as counterinsurgency and asymmetric warfare. He is active in the field of national security policy particularly in anti- and counter-terrorism intelligence.

In 2016, he published "Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe," and published "The Plot to Hack America" the same year.  In 2018, he published "The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America" and "Dismantling the West." In 2019, he published "The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It." His current book is "They Want To Kill Americans: The Militias and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency."

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Communities: African American, Military Veteran


Scheduled events:
Prognosis for Democracy
With the obvious exception of Arizona, the 2022 midterm elections had traditional final acts. Losers graciously conceded. Winners gracefully took office. Is this a sign of things to come, or should we brace for more election chaos in the future? Will younger voters keep stepping in to steer the course of democracy? These three authors give their take on the prospects for 2024 and beyond.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Philip Bump, Malcolm Nance, Will Sommer
Moderator: Thomas Miller
Where Will the GOP Go Next?
The Grand Old Party has changed course several times through the years, but never has it changed so radically -- and so quickly -- as it has recently. David Corn, Mark Leibovich and Malcolm Nance have been recording it all. Where will the Republicans go from here? These three bestselling authors will share their thoughts on where the party might be headed.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Corn, Mark Leibovich, Malcolm Nance
Moderator: Jim Nintzel

Books:
They Want to Kill Americans
The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2022
ISBN 9781250279002
320 pages
$29.99
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The Plot to Betray America
How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Hachette Books
November 2020
ISBN 9780316535786
tp, 384 pages
$17.99
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