How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
By John W. Dean
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143114215, 332pp.)
Publication Date: October 2008
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One of today's most outspoken and respected political commentators asks: How can our democracy function when the key institutions of government no longer operate as intended by the Constitution? Stepping back to assess three decades of nearly continuous Republican rule, John W. Dean surveys the damage done to the three branches of government and traces their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Speaking to what the average moderate citizen can do to combat extremism, authoritarianism, incompetence, and the Republicans? deliberate focus on polarizing social issues, "Broken Government" is a must-have book for voters this election year.