“As readable as it is insightful, Boomerang
sketches the sources economic, institutional, political of President Clinton's dire defeat on health care reform in 1994, a pivotal precursor of that year's congressional elections. . . . A compelling story. . . . Required reading for president-watchers and policy designers alike, indeed for anyone concerned about American institutions.” (Richard E. Neustadt)
“Remarkably thorough and perceptive. . . . [A] major contribution.” (Alan Brinkley, Columbia University, author of The End of Reform)
“Painfully honest and insightful. [Boomerang
] forces progressives to ask fundamental questions about their theoretical assumptions. . . .” (Stanley B. Greenberg, author of Middle Class Dreams)
“A grim yet instructive diagnosis of what ails the American body politic.” (Robert Schmuhl - Philadelphia Inquirer)
About the Author
Theda Skocpol is professor of government and sociology at Harvard University and the author of Boomerang: Health Care Reform and the Turn Against Government.