9780805090901

The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation

ISBN 10: 0805090908 / 0-8050-9090-8
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Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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The author of the best-selling What's the Matter with Kansas? examines the consequences of several decades of deliberate and lucrative conservative misrule, revealing how Washington has been remade into a world of economic disparity, lobbyists, and incompetence. Reprint.


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"THE WRECKING CREW is written in a voice of high derision...and it can be good, spirited fun."

Nicholas Lemann, New Yorker, 08/11/2008

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"...THE WRECKING CREW is a useful introduction to a world of pricey lobbyists, crackpot theorists, bought legislators and hapless government. And, in part through these very caricatures, the book gets at some essential questions about politics and markets in a democratic society."

Jefferson Decker, Nation, 10/27/2008

 

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