Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 327
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The election of 2004 proved the main tenet of Robert Bryce's Cronies prescient and true: Texas rules. A small network of Texas corporations, lawyers, and politicians have come to dominate politics in America today. Cronies traces the family tree from its roots, following it through the rise of Sam Rayburn and LBJ to that of George W. and Tom DeLay. Along the way, Bryce uncovers the complex web of crony connections through which Texas has converted its vast energy resources into fierce political clout-and by which it has steered U.S. politics and policies from Vietnam to the Middle East, through 9/11 and the wars in Iraq. Updated through the recent election, Cronies offers trenchant insight into the forces that brought Bush to power and why they are here to stay. It is essential reading for anyone concerned about the health of our democracy, the direction of our foreign policy, the role we play in the Middle East, and the real interests guiding our government...