Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches

Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches

by John W. Dean
     
 

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The concluding volume of The New York Times bestselling trilogy

One of today's most outspoken and respected political commentators asks: How can our democracy function when the key institutions of government no longer operate as intended by the Constitution? Stepping back to assess three decades of nearly continuous Republican rule, John W. DeanSee more details below

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The concluding volume of The New York Times bestselling trilogy

One of today's most outspoken and respected political commentators asks: How can our democracy function when the key institutions of government no longer operate as intended by the Constitution? Stepping back to assess three decades of nearly continuous Republican rule, John W. Dean surveys the damage done to the three branches of government and traces their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I , and Bush II. Speaking to what the average moderate citizen can do to combat extremism, authoritarianism, incompetence, and the Republicans? deliberate focus on polarizing social issues, Broken Government is a must-have book for voters this election year.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Dean delivers the presumably final book in his "impromptu trilogy" on the dread direction Republicans have taken both their party and the government in the past 40 years. His scathing premise that the government is on the brink of destruction due to the active choices of Republicans and the ineptitude of Democrats rings true as he meticulously identifies the failings and tenuous limbs upon which the three branches of government now exist. Dean also keenly identifies how the media has failed to address issues of how government processes its powers. Dean's prose provides clear and concise explanations and a rhythm that Michael easily integrates into his cadence. While sounding uncannily similar to narrator Scott Brick, Michael's voice has a slightly sterner tone, which further emphasizes Dean's disgusted stance. Footnotes are placed conveniently at the end of sentences in a surprisingly unobtrusive manner. While the performance does contain the occasionally badly edited voice shift, it still ends up an impressive and eye-opening deconstruction of politics today. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover (Reviews, July 30). (Aug.)

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The Boston Globe
Broken Government examines, with great precision and even greater urgency . . . ‘how Republican rule destroyed the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.'
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Broken Government examines, with great precision and even greater urgency . . . ‘how Republican rule destroyed the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.’”—The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101202593
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
715,986
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Dean was White House legal counsel to President Nixon for a thousand days. Dean also served as chief minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice.


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