Tucson Festival of Books

Miles Taylor

Courtesy of Miles Taylor

JoAnne and Bob Hungate

Miles Taylor is a national security expert who works in Washington, D.C. Taylor previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he published an anonymous essay in The New York Times titled "A Warning," blowing the whistle on presidential misconduct. His new book is "Blowback."

He has worked as an advisor in the George W. Bush administration, on Capitol Hill, as a CNN contributor and he is the cofounder of a D.C.-based charter school and multiple democracy-reform groups. A longtime conservative national security commentator, he is now a political independent. Taylor received his Master of Philosphy in international relations from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar and Bacholor of Arts from Indiana University as a Harry S. Truman scholar. 


Scheduled events:
Democratic Norms Under Pressure
Many of American democracy's cornerstones are under assault. Influential forces including Christian nationalists, politicians and the Supreme Court are bending and sometimes modifying established norms and rules. Facts and precedent are being ignored. Values are under pressure to change. How successful are these groups and how far will they go? These experts weigh in.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 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: Steven Levitsky, Miles Taylor, Stephen Vladeck
Moderator: Judy Brown
Transforming the Republican Party
The GOP has moved away from many of its traditional ideals and agenda priorities as Donald Trump’s power increases. The result is a new kind of Republican pressuring and frequently displacing the establishment. What does it mean for this and future elections? These authors look at how the former president, his followers and those who are neglecting the guardrails are influencing the shift.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Karl, Patrick Ruffini, Miles Taylor
Moderator: Jack Conaty

A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Atria Books
July 2023
ISBN 9781668015988
352 pages
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A Warning
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Grand Central Publishing
January 2020
ISBN 9781538719497
272 pages