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"Combining the curiosity of a journalist with the perspective of an historian, John Anderson brilliantly lays it all out for the reader, whose jaw will drop when seeing what - even today - passes for political leadership and representation of the people in our nation's capital." (Craig Unger, author of House of Bush and House of Saud)
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By Klaus on 10-31-07
great insight of political warfare
This is a very interesting book. It goes into great detail of the financially funded political way of life on capitol hill. This detail also causes the reader (listener) to get buried at times. Perhaps too many names and associated dates are given for some of the examples. This would probably be easier to digest (or skim) in the written version, but the listener has no choice.
Right-wing fundamentalists and evangelical Christian bible thumpers are most likely to howl in places; the narrator does emphasize certain passages with a bit of extra zeal.
Overall, I was fascinated by how virtually all of the major and minor political desicions are directly influenced by possibilities of financial or power gains for our elected representatives.
Truly amazing how massively powerful, wealthy, yet utterly corrupt our administration has become.
People who like Ann Coulter should not read this book, but then those folks probably can't comprehend the written word anyway.
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