“Night of Camp David,” a political thriller of 1965, was reprinted by Vintage Books at the end of last year. Commander-in-Chief Mark Hollenbach slowly unravels throughout the storey. At night, President Hollenbach likes to turn off the lights and speak vehemently about the conspirators surrounding him in his Maryland woods cabin retreat. Pernicious politicians, disloyal appointments, and craven reporters are all targets of his wrath in this book. A Kremlin king named Zuchek has prompted him to remove the United States and Western European friends and unite with him. “No decent citizen had a lot to fear” if he were to tap every phone with in country, he says. We’re looking for thugs, punks, syndicate murders, and drug dealers. For lack of Twitter, he sends psychotic letters instead. Cavanaugh, a Supreme Court Justice, is one of the most important characters. The reprint was cleverly packaged in a black-and-white cover bearing the question, “What Would Happen is if President of the United States of America Went Stark-Raving Mad?”
Fletcher Knebel, the author of the successful syndicated column “Potomac Fever” in the 1950s and early ’60s, turned full-time to fiction in the 1980s. the 20th Amendment, which clarifies the technique for extracting a president who no longer competent to perform his duties, was released at the same time as “Night of Camp David.” For the past 2 years & two months, Potomac Fever had reached new heights; it has been impossible not to think about that critical addition to a Constitution on a regular basis.
Since day one, the Trump administration has been a danger to the rule of law, liberal democracy, as well as the pursuit of truth. Decency, empathy, & psychological stability are all missing from Donald Trump’s demeanour. Last week, Trump’s erratic behaviour was on full display as he unleashed a torrent of tweets, called the wife from one of his senior aides a “whack job,” and raged about late Senator John McCain next to military personnel at an Ohio tank plant, all of which furthered the impression that Trump is unfit for government service.
As a result of this instability, the dangers are unimaginable. “Night of Camp David” defence secretary Sidney Karper remarks about Hollenbach: “It is absolute stupidity to put that man anyplace near the command – and – control machinery.” Party officials and Supreme Court Justices and members of a security apparatus form a secret committee to discuss how to handle the insane President, and a disaster is averted in the novel. With his cooperation in his own deportation, Hollenbach ends up being called “the purest American heart.”