‘Complacency breeds failure’
A new book scrutinises the Bush administration’s policies
by GREG LOWE
If you love President George W. Bush, then Sidney Blumenthal’s latest book The Strange Death of Republican America: Chronicles of a Collapsing Party will get your blood boiling. On the other hand, if you think ‘Shrub’ has made more than the odd questionable policy decision, read on.
Blumenthal is an established journalist who writes for a number of publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. He was an assistant to President Bill Clinton, and currently works as a senior aid to Senator Hillary Clinton. A staunch Democrat and pundit on US politics, he has penned a number of books, the latest being a collection of more than 70 weekly columns written in 2006 and 2007, in which he dissects the Bush administration’s policy, or lack thereof, with surgical precision. More…