“This is it. On these pages are the drawings and the points that truly make our politics, government, and democracy the enjoyable mess it is. Nobody could have assembled and explained it better and more completely than Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop."
—Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour
About the Author
Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution. He worked on the staff of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, as well as an advisor to Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. He is the author of America’s Political Dynasties, Organizing the Presidency and numerous other publications on journalism and politics.
Sandy Northrop has worked within the Public Broadcasting System for over thirty years. She has produced and edited award-winning television programs on many topics and is a recognized authority on political cartoons.