How The Devil Become President
How far-fetched would it be that a crass, New York hotel developer, (who’s really the devil), ends up running for president against a polished woman who’s a Yale Law School graduate turned-Governor? As if foretelling an unimaginable political prophecy, author Eugene Shapiro scribed this outlandish scenario well before the 2016 election cycle’s frontrunners even declared their presidential bids.
Meet Harriet Dickey, the measured, ball-busting Governor and the ridiculously wealthy, unapologetically womanizing David Savage. At the foundation of this story of how the devil manipulates public opinion, Shapiro threads in the historical account of the relationship between Savage and Abe Kadinsky, a New York Jewish deli owner, who’s really God.
As cohorts in creation since the beginning of time, friendly and sometimes heated arguments arise between Savage and Kandinsky about the truth of human nature, origins of flawed choice, and the power of desire. To prove their respective points, and for entertainment, God and the Devil make bets on everything from outcomes of Yankee game s to whether or not, if after realizing that Savage is really the devil, people would still vote for him.
Through satire and truth, “How The Devil Became President” spotlights the ways in which corporate media, propaganda, politics, and blind-faith converge into a startling prophecy of a tale. Eugene Shapiro’s insightful dialog between God and The Devil evokes reflection, surprise, and astonishment over how a smooth-talking self-absorbed womanizer of a devil could ever get elected president.