John W. Dean - Author
Broken Government
Mon Sep 10, 2007 19:06

Broken Government

How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
John W. Dean - Author


The former White House counsel faults Republican mismanagement for the current state of the government

John Dean has become one of the most trenchant and respected commentators on the current state of American politics and one of the most outspoken and perceptive critics of the administration of George W. Bush in his New York Times bestsellers Conservatives Without Conscience and Worse Than Watergate.

In his eighth book, Dean takes the broadest and deepest view yet of the dysfunctional chaos and institutional damage that the Republican Party and its core conservatives have inflicted on the federal government. He assesses the state of all three branches of government, tracing their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Unlike most political commentary, which is concerned with policy, Dean looks instead at process— making the case that the 2008 presidential race must confront these fundamental problems as well. Finally, he addresses the question that he is so often asked at his speaking engagements: What, if anything, can and should politically moderate citizens do to combat the extremism, authoritarianism, incompetence, and increasing focus on divisive wedge issues of so many of today’s conservative politicians?

With the Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, the stakes for the 2008 presidential election have never been higher. This is a book for anyone who wants to return government to the spirit of the Constitution.

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Former Watergate Figure John Dean to Speak at Carter Library
Dean to Discuss & Sign Copies of His New Book "Broken Government"

Atlanta, GA. (September 5, 2007) - Former Nixon counsel and Watergate figure John Dean comes to the Carter Presidential Library for a special evening of political discussion on Monday, September 17th. Dean will discuss his new book, "Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches" at a free 7:00 p.m. reading and book signing at the Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Reserved seats are available for members of "Friends of the Jimmy Carter Library" (call 404-865-7109 for reservation) and for those who pre-purchase "Broken Government" through A Cappella Books (404-681-5128). Doors to the Day Chapel open at 6:00 p.m. Following the lecture, Dean will sign copies of his book. The reading and book signing is open to the public at no charge.

John Dean's lecture is co-sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book and A Cappella Books.

Barnes and Noble editors describe Dean's latest work saying *.
" For more than 1,000 momentous days, John W. Dean served in the White House as Richard Nixon's chief counsel. In retrospect, he now sees that presidency as the seedling of a toxic trend that continues to this day. In Broken Government, Dean argues that Nixon and his Republican successors have caused major structural damage to all three branches of the federal government. He describes how the party and its core conservative followers have intentionally and unintentionally generated dysfunction and chaos in these essential institutions. He also addresses the Big Question: What can readers do to rectify this eroding situation?

On Thursday, September 27th, former Vice Presidential candidate John Callahan will read from his first novel " A Man You Could Love." Fulcrum Publishing describes this political novel saying*
"A Man You Could Love follows the lives of Gabe Bontempo, a savvy political strategist, and Mick Whelan, a young, idealistic candidate from Oregon. Together they weather decades of political upheaval from the civil rights and Vietnam era into the 1990s, while facing personal crises of their own. This ambitious, absorbing first novel offers a fresh look at Washington politics, the thrills and surprises of the campaign trail, and the ongoing complexities of war, as well as a touching tribute to friendship and families-the ones you are born into and those you find along the way."

Callahan's reading will be held in the Carter Library theater at 7:00 pm and is open to the public at no charge. Copies of "A Man You Could Love" will be for sale at the reading.

For more information, call 404-865-7109 or visit

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