Impeaching the President
Impeaching the President
Past, Present, and Future





"Impeaching the President" featured in Publisher's Weekly’s “A Political Book Bonanza”
Nov 2, 2018

"With a myriad of controversies swirling around Trump and his administration, it's no surprise that books either arguing for or against his being removed from office have been rushed into print. . . . Alan Hirsch’s Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future (City Lights, Nov.) will take a historical approach by examining the impact upon three previous presidencies of impeachment, and the possible impact if Trump is impeached."—Claire Kirch


Interview with Alan Hirsch on "The Progressive Forum" KPFT Houston, TX
Oct 25, 2018

The interview begins at the 11:55 minute mark.


Essay on McSweeneys: "Avoid the I Word"
Oct 22, 2019

"Because democracy is too easily subverted, I commit to promoting victory at the ballot box rather than prematurely calling for the president's impeachment. Democrats running for Congress this November, and their supporters, should avoid the I word: sometimes inaction is the best form of action. Calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment began almost as soon as the ballots were counted. In a different universe, the fact that fewer ballots were cast for him than for his opponent would have kept him out of office, but, as another notorious Donald (Rumsfeld) sort of said, you must deal with the universe you’re in, not the one you wish for."—Alan Hirsch


Alan Hirsch discusses "Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future"
Jun 26, 2018

In this short video, Alan Hirsch briefly discusses the impeachment process in America.


Publishers Weekly highlighted Impeaching the President among all the Politics/Current Events books coming out in Fall 2018
Jun 22, 2018

Kirkus Reviews

"Amid the partisan passion, an illuminating primer of analysis and context lowers the temperature on this hot-button issue. By the end of this volume, readers may still disagree on whether the current president should be impeached, but the debate will be better informed by an understanding of precedent and Constitutional conditions. . . . A cogent analysis that builds a common-sense case for proceeding with caution and against using impeachment as a partisan weapon."


Publishers Weekly

"Ousting a president is a complicated and uncertain endeavor, according to this perceptive study of impeachments. . . . [This book] shrewdly assesses the impeachability of President Trump based on his alleged offenses . . . . Hirsch's lucid prose and careful analysis make the book a fine corrective to cavalier popular rhetoric surrounding discussions of impeachment."—Publishers Weekly