Rules to live by from the master of political dark arts, as seen in the award-winning documentary Get Me Roger Stone
At long last, America’s most notorious political operative has released his operating manual!
A freedom fighter to his admirers, a dirty trickster to his detractors, the flamboyant, outrageous, articulate, and extraordinarily well-dressed Roger Stone lays out Stone’s Rules—the maxims that have governed his legendary career as a campaign operative for four American presidents, from Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.
As a raconteur, pundit, prognosticator, and battle-scarred veteran of America’s political wars, Roger Stone shares his lessons on punking liberals and playing the media, gives an inside look at his push to legalize marijuana, details how much "linen" to show at the cuff of an impeccably-cut suit, lays out how and why LBJ orchestrated the murder of JFK, and reveals how to make the truly great marinara sauce that is the foundation of Stone’s legendary Sunday Gravy.
Along the way, Stone dishes on the "cloak and dagger" nitty-gritty that has guided his own successes and occasional defeats, culminating in the election of the candidate he first pushed for the presidency in 1988, Donald J. Trump.
First revealed in the Weekly Standard by Matt Labash and commemorated by CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, the blunt, pointed, and real-world practical Stone’s Rules were immortalized in the Netflix smash hit documentary Get Me Roger Stone—part Machiavelli's The Prince, part Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, all brought together with a highly-entertaining blend of culinary and sartorial advice from the Jedi Master of political dark arts.
From "Attack, attack, attack!" inspired by Winston Churchill, to "Three can keep a secret, if two are dead,” taken from the wall of mob boss Carlos Marcello’s headquarters, to Stone’s own “It is better to be infamous than to never have been famous at all,” Roger Stone shares with the world all that he’s learned from his decades of political jujitsu and life as a maven of high-style. From Stone’s Rules for campaign management to the how-to’s of an internet mobilization campaign to advice on custom tailoring to the ingredients for the perfect martini from Dick Nixon's (no-longer) secret recipe, Stone has fashioned the truest operating manual for anyone navigating the rough-and-tumble of business, finance, politics, social engagement, family affairs, and life itself.
“Roger’s a good guy. He is a patriot and believes in a strong nation, and a lot of the things that I believe in.”
―President Donald J. Trump
“Stone has been a colorful and at times maligned figure in the Republican Party who relishes political combat and playing a role in causing or exposing unseemly scandals.”
“We are living in the age of Stone. Indeed his journey from a Dick Nixon ‘Dirty Trickster,’ to Donald Trump’s man in the trenches, does roughly mirror the trajectory of the American right.”
“Stone is one of the best known―and best dressed―political insiders in New York.”
“Watching Stone is like watching a well-dressed cobra at rest.”
“Possibly The Most Dangerous Man In Politics.”
“Trump without Stone is akin to George W. Bush without Karl Rove or Barack Obama without David Axelrod.”
“What makes Stone such a tour de force is his ability to impact the campaign of both candidates.”
“Stone is one of the best sources in Washington for ‘inside dirt.’”
Roger Stone is not only a political consultant, strategist, and lobbyist, but is also the man who single-handedly brought down New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer. He has been involved in politics since his teenage years, worked for both the Nixon and Reagan administrations, and has recently joined the Libertarian Party. Aside from politics, he’s also known for his personal style, and writes the annual “Ten Best and Worst Dressed Men and Women in the World” column for the Huffington Post. He splits his time between New York City and Miami Beach, Florida. - Tucker Carlson is the co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, a columnist for Reader’s Digest and a contributor to New York magazine and the Weekly Standard. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Republic, Forbes, Slate and The Washington Post. He’s been profiled in Vanity Fair and has appeared on such programs as Nightline, 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, Larry King Live, ABC Nightly News and Politically Incorrect.