Nation of Victims

The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of American identity, and the disappearance of these ideals in our country leaves a deep moral and cultural vacuum in its wake. It’s time for a new cultural movement that puts excellence first again.

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About Vivek Ramaswamy

Vivek Ramaswamy is a first-generation American
entrepreneur, investor, and New York Times best selling
author from southwest Ohio.

Vivek’s  Books

Vivek’s first book, Woke, Inc., was an instant New York Times best seller. His second book, Nation of  Victims, was published in September 2022.

What Readers Say
About the Book

“If you want an intellectually honest book that spares no side from their hypocrisies, Vivek Ramaswamy’s Nation of Victims is it. He delivers thought- provoking anecdotes about the foundation of our country and what has shaped his independent worldview in a way that encourages substantive dialogue, understanding, and respect.”

Former congresswoman and Democratic candidate for president in 2020

“This book shows why Vivek Ramaswamy is one of the most original thinkers— and doers—of our time. Instead of wallowing in the left’s cult of victimhood and its recipe for mediocrity, Vivek challenges all of us to return to the path of achievement and excellence.”

Bestselling author and host of The Ben Shapiro Show

“Vivek Ramaswamy’s first book solved one of the strangest riddles of our time: how corporate America went woke. His new book addresses an even bigger question: how a nation that once celebrated heroism turned into a nation that celebrates victimhood. Compelling, persuasive, and deeply needed.”

Bestselling author and associate editor of The Spectator

“America should be a nation of underdogs striving for excellence, not a nation of victims embracing mediocrity—the thesis of Vivek Ramaswamy’s latest brilliant book. Brave and bracing with a panoramic historical sweep, Nation of Victims is impossible to put down.”

Yale Law professor and bestselling author

“Life is difficult; often, tragically so, rife with suffering and betrayal. Thus, the temptations of victimhood eternally beckon. Why not adopt that identity, and reap the benefits that hypothet- ically follow? Because doing so makes everything worse, including the suffering that justified the decision in the first place. As Vivek Ramaswamy takes pains to explain in his new, necessary, and salutary book, Nation of Victims.”

Bestselling author and host of The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

“Vivek Ramaswamy presents a challenging alternative to a nation caught in a maelstrom of victimhood, calling on Americans to embrace the challenge of excellence instead. Along the way, he wrestles with the very real challenges of history as he slays the arguments of the woke. NATION OF VICTIMS takes on the strongest version of the modern left’s argument about who we are, and wins.”

Editor at large of The Spectator

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In NATION OF VICTIMS: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence, New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy makes the case from firsthand experience that the essence of true American identity is to pursue excellence unapologetically—no matter your skin color or where your parents came from.

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