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.
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
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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