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The Wrecking Crew

Not one to mince words, Frank’s 2008 volume, “The Wrecking Crew,” dissects the workings of the conservative movement, including the K-Street takeover along with its long roots in various unsavory, unethical and illegal activities going back to the 1980s. They may not call it a “bad government” movement, but that’s precisely what it is.

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Caro on LBJ / Obama

Robert Caro’s long-running series on the life of Lyndon Johnson is a must-read for anyone interested in American history. In today’s Times he contributes an elaboration of the prelude to the most recent entry, recounting the night Johnson introduced the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an address to Congress, quoting “we shall overcome,” and […]