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4.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 54.46 out of 5 4.46 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John W. Dean Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781429585590
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In his eighth book, New York Times bestselling author John Dean takes the broadest and deepest view yet of the dysfunctional chaos and institutional damage that the Republican Party and its core conservatives have inflicted on the federal government. He assesses the state of all three branches of government, tracing their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Unlike most political commentary, which is concerned with policy, Dean looks instead at process: making the case that the 2008 presidential race must confront these fundamental problems as well.

Finally, he addresses the question that he is so often asked at his speaking engagements: what, if anything, can and should politically moderate citizens do to combat the extremism, authoritarianism, incompetence, and increasing focus on divisive wedge issues of so many of today’s conservative politicians?

With the Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, the stakes for the 2008 presidential election have never been higher. This is a book for anyone who wants to return government to the spirit of the Constitution.                                          

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 12/26/2013

    " As a member of the republican party who served with Nixon, this guy really knows his stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 8/26/2013

    " LOTS of great data. Much more so than the other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 7/2/2013

    " Oh, man, this makes me hate the Bush Administration more than I already do. A look at the imperialist executive branch, a new development in recent American politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 columbialion | 5/25/2013

    " Personal hero and American patriot Dean chronicles the real damage wracked upon the American government, under the Bush junta "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 4/23/2013

    " I enjoyed "Conservatives Without Conscience" by Dean -- looking forward to this new book by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 11/18/2011

    " very good audio book. good way to understand government process. totally condems republican party. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gordon | 8/8/2011

    " A must-read on how disastrous the last eight years have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tera | 7/29/2011

    " Does anyone who has read this book feel like going to the Capitol to protest? Love my country but fear my government. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Hooser | 10/9/2010

    " this book was an eye opener especially the comments at the end from the "anononymous" republican "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 1/12/2010

    " John Dean is a brillant writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Sanders | 6/11/2009

    " An investigation of the effects of three decades of Republican rule. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth sacco | 12/24/2008

    " The most comprehensive work that disecects the evolution of political policy,process and culture under republican control. (from Nixon to Bush 2) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/27/2007

    " If I read this book before the election I would have quit my job and worked in the Obama campaign. It is that powerful. I have more respect for Nancy Pelosi and less for GW Bush. "

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About the Author
John W. Dean was legal counsel to president Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony helped lead to Nixon’s resignation. In 2006, he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating George W. Bush’s NSA warrantless wiretap program. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Blind Ambition, Broken Government, Conservatives Without Conscience, and Worse Than Watergate.
About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.