Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution / Edition 1

Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution / Edition 1

by Scot M. Faulkner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742558819

ISBN-13: 9780742558816

Pub. Date: 02/25/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution takes its place alongside All the President's Men and the novel Advise and Consent as a timeless classic about how Washington really works. It is a vivid and gripping eyewitness account about how the Republican Party failed in making government ethical and open. In the wake of the historic elections of

Overview

Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution takes its place alongside All the President's Men and the novel Advise and Consent as a timeless classic about how Washington really works. It is a vivid and gripping eyewitness account about how the Republican Party failed in making government ethical and open. In the wake of the historic elections of 1994, there were great expectations that the new Republican majority would end congressional corruption while introducing twenty-first-century business practices to the most antiquated and dysfunctional of institutions. Except for a small team of change management experts who battled the Democrats, the Republicans, and ultimately themselves, the promise of fundamental change went unrealized. While the corrupt ways of the Democrats ended, new forms of corruption arose. The book follows the story to present day, including how the rise in corruption impacted the 2006 elections and will affect the 2008 campaign. The final chapters describe how the current wave of scandals arose from a well-entrenched system breeding power and greed inside the Capital Beltway. It concludes with a provocative solution that will inspire readers to challenge current governmental institutions and reinvent American democracy in the twenty-first century. The author weaves this into a suspenseful tale full of plot twists and multidimensional characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742558816
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Gang of Seven
Chapter 2. General Wishart's Ordeal
Chapter 3. Manifesto for Revolution
Chapter 4. Life's Lessons
Chapter 5. Passage & Precedents
Chapter 6. The A Ring
Chapter 7. The Secrets of the House
Chapter 8. The Wild Horse
Chapter 9. Blue Print for Revolution
Chapter 10. Counter Revolution
Chapter 11. End Run
Chapter 12. Smashing the Cookie Jars
Chapter 13. Cementing the Sandcastle
Chapter 14. Full Awareness
Chapter 15. Every Brick of the Institution
Chapter 16. Into The Abyss
Chapter 17. Full Circle
Appendix I. List of Reforms

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