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The book on Bush : how George W. Bush (mis)leads America

Author: Eric Alterman; Mark J Green
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004.
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"The Book on Bush is the first comprehensive critique of a president who is governing on a right wing and a prayer. In carefully documented detail, Eric Alterman and Mark Green, two of the leading progressive authors/advocates in the country, not only trace the guiding ideology that runs through a wide range of W's policies but also expose a presidential decision-making process that, rather than weighing facts to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alterman, Eric.
Book on Bush.
New York : Viking, 2004
(OCoLC)607069582
Online version:
Alterman, Eric.
Book on Bush.
New York : Viking, 2004
(OCoLC)629962777
Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Alterman; Mark J Green
ISBN: 0670032735 9780670032730
OCLC Number: 53306610
Description: 419 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : the power of audacity --
2. Drill and cough : W.'s environmental and energy policies --
3. Deja Vu-do economics : the real faith-based policy --
4. When laissez isn't fair : how a business president handles a business fraud --
5. Society and civil liberties : "Watch what (you) say" --
6. Mismanaged health care : privatization versus patients --
7. Race : in the picture, not the program --
8. Reality bites : watch what we say... --
Education : no politician left behind --
Science : the new Scopes trials --
The right judges, or far-right judges? --
Poverty : "heart" felt indifference --
Crime and punishment : guns and death --
Labor pains --
9. Rules for hyperpowers : "Because we say so" --
10. A nation transformed, a tragedy exploited --
11. Invading Iraq : operation bait and switch --
12. The "bungling bully" : the "ruin" of U.S. foreign policy --
13. Conclusion : the Messianic man --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Eric Alterman and Mark Green.
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"The Book on Bush is the first comprehensive critique of a president who is governing on a right wing and a prayer. In carefully documented detail, Eric Alterman and Mark Green, two of the leading progressive authors/advocates in the country, not only trace the guiding ideology that runs through a wide range of W's policies but also expose a presidential decision-making process that, rather than weighing facts to arrive at conclusions, begins with conclusions and then searches for supporting facts." "While other commentators and authors have plumbed a particular policy (or policies) or chronicled his provable deceptions, Alterman and Green connect the dots of what's behind all the policies and prevarications. The Book on Bush reveals a president who, while determinedly uninformed, uncurious, and unyielding, is messianic in pursuing the goals of his three leading constituencies: the religious right, big business, and neoconservatives. With few exceptions, the interests of these groups have been served so effectively that the result for America is nothing less than the attempted rolling back of the progressive gains of the past century."--BOOK JACKET.

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