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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Klein Narrator: Terence McGovern Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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People on the right are furious. People on the left are livid. And the center isn't holding. There is only one thing on which almost everyone agrees: there is something very wrong in Washington. The country is being run by pollsters. Few politicians are able to win the voters' trust. Blame abounds and personal responsibility is nowhere to be found. There is a cynicism in Washington that appalls those in every state, red or blue. The question is: Why? The more urgent question is: What can be done about it?

Few people are more qualified to deal with both questions than Joe Klein.

He has spent a lifetime enmeshed in politics, studying its nuances, its quirks, and its decline. He is as angry and fed up as the rest of us, so he has decided to do something about it; in these pages he vents, reconstructs, deconstructs, and reveals how and why our leaders are less interested in leading than they are in the permanent campaign that political life has become.

In the fascinating conclusion, the author give thoughtful solutions that just may get us out of this mess, especially if any of the 2008 candidates happen to be paying attention.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deborah | 2/11/2014

    " Klein describes how the business of polling and campaign advising has led most Presidential candidates to package and sell themselves rather than speak from the heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Garrett Hall | 1/15/2014

    " Interesting look at the problems with politics, but it would take a whole library to cover all problems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joseph Serwach | 12/3/2013

    " Great insights -- fair to both parties -- great information. Teaches and reaches out much more than it preaches. Joel is a great writer and wordsmith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas Ptacek | 11/26/2013

    " Strong prose. Hangs together well. Left-centrist perspective; you don't get the impression that he has a blind spot where the GOP is concerned. "

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