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Useful Framework and Conclusions,
This review is from: Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches (Hardcover)
As others have already noted, Dean is not offering new information or an insider's view on what the Bush Administration is up to. However, his framework (that all of the federal government is broken) is a useful framework to consider the state of affairs in our national government into. This isn't just a case of some bad things that have happened. It's a case of pervasive corruption of government. And his conclusion that it's not something that's easily correctable is important. There is also the matter of Dean's perspective. He's not just an academic or editorial writer. He's been on the inside of another bad government and knows whereof he speaks. He's also a good writer so this is an easy book to read.