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Author Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938-
Title Broken government : how Republican rule destroyed the legislative, executive, and judicial branches / John W. Dean.
Published New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2007.
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 Floor3  JK275 .D43 2007    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 332 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Process matters -- First branch : broken but under repair -- Second branch : broken and in need of repair -- Third branch : toward the breaking point -- Repairing government : restoring proper processes.
Summary Former White House counsel John Dean has become one of the most trenchant and respected commentators on the current state of American politics. Here he takes the broadest and deepest view yet of the dysfunctional chaos and institutional damage that the Republican Party and its core conservatives have inflicted on the federal government. He assesses the state of all three branches of government, tracing their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Unlike most political commentary, which is concerned with policy, Dean looks instead at process--making the case that the 2008 presidential race must confront these fundamental problems as well.--From publisher description.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
Public administration -- United States.
Federal government -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
ISBN 9780670018208
OCLC number 144570820