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Three men in a room : the inside story of power and betrayal in an American statehouse

Author: Seymour Lachman; Rob Polner
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
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"Three Men in a Room is an insider's expose of how one of the country's largest and most powerful governments - with the fourth-largest budget, behind only the federal government's, California's, and Texas's - has become a model of corrupt, inefficient, and undemocratic governance. Seymour Lachman ran the New York City Board of Education, taught political science and education, and was then elected to New York's  Read more...
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Lachman, Seymour.
Three men in a room.
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006
(OCoLC)607759211
Online version:
Lachman, Seymour.
Three men in a room.
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006
(OCoLC)609602054
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Lachman; Rob Polner
ISBN: 1595580328 9781595580320
OCLC Number: 64596021
Description: xiv, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A can of worms --
Like a meeting of the supreme soviet --
The Governor versus the legislature --
The big gerrymander --
Lobbyists (and legislators) gone wild --
The overcoat development corporation --
The money pit --
Restoring democracy.
Other Titles: 3 men in a room
Responsibility: Seymour P. Lachman, with Robert Polner.
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"Three Men in a Room is an insider's expose of how one of the country's largest and most powerful governments - with the fourth-largest budget, behind only the federal government's, California's, and Texas's - has become a model of corrupt, inefficient, and undemocratic governance. Seymour Lachman ran the New York City Board of Education, taught political science and education, and was then elected to New York's legislature. What he found when he arrived in the halls of the State Senate was a Potemkin village of government, where legislators vote on bills they haven't read during legislative sessions they haven't attended. After five terms, Lachman left his safe seat in disgust, and has now written this sharp, mordant, and impassioned call for reform."--Jacket.

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