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While long, this book is so well organized and thoroughly researched I never felt overwhelmed by its length. Unlike the other reviewer I don't think B. Bradley spent an overt amount of time bashing Bush. What he did do was give a brilliant overview of the history (3rd section) of the Republican party both good and bad. He talks about the overall politcal process and where it has worked and where it has gone astray from both partys' perspectives. But in the end this book is not about political parties. It is about us, Americans, our future. Having listened to it, I now want a hard copy for my shelves. It is just a great book.
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Mr Bradley has some interesting ideas and critiques. The problem comes when he resorts to his own sound bite Bush bashing. It took the book down one star. Had he stuck to expressing where we should go and how to get there it could have been a positive and worthwhile book. As it is, he clouds the direction we should take with old school bashing. He is quick to criticize all Republicans and slow to acknowledge failures of Democrats. I think he has some great ideas that deserve consideration. I also believe it is time for competing ideas to be heard, not shouted down or their proponents demonized. How do we rally the country to do that? I want all the ideas out there to stand and fall on their merits and our leaders to lead and not be led by the polls. That is why I read the book and why others should also.
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