While the exact number is subject to change when the nightmare ends, the concept is clear. The book would begin something like this:
The now concluded Trump Presidency consumed one million minutes, five thousand presidential tweets, 100 million dollars in investigations, and ten cabinet firings or resignations.
Those minutes were perhaps the most fragmented, fast moving, chaotic, destructive, shocking, confusing and testing minutes in our nation’s history.
The damage done to nation, planet, international system and human beings will take decades to assess fully.
Above all, the story of those endless minutes is the story of the ultimate resilience of our institutions, notwithstanding the weaknesses and failures of so many who were to play roles in those institutions as they faced the test.
I am less confident of exactly how the book will end, but I am confident that the ultimate resolution will put us on the road to recovery.