The election of 2016 broke many conventions about American politics and left many questions about how and why it turned out as it did. This book is an early step in answering those questions. Conventional Wisdom comprises 12 chapters addressing aspects of the 2016 presidential election. Using accessible methodology, the authors offer detailed explanations about what happened. Though the work provides no definitive answer for those still scratching their heads and trying to explain the Trump phenomenon, it does include a great deal of insight that could lead to some larger explanation. If readers are looking for a concise volume that lays out an array of questions and plausible answers, this volume is just what they need.
Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.