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Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government

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Washington's most acerbic (and feared) columnist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, skewers the peculiar and alien tribal culture of politics.

Deep within the forbidding land encircled by the Washington Beltway lives the tribe known as Homo politicus. Their ways are strange, even repulsive, to civilized human beings; their arcane rites often impenetrable; their language coded and obscure. Violating their complex taboos can lead to sudden, harsh, and irrevocable punishment. Normal Americans have long feared Homo politicus, with good reason. But fearless anthropologist Dana Milbank has spent many years immersed in the dark heart of Washington, D.C., and has produced this indispensable portrait of a bizarre culture whose tribal ways are as hilarious as they are outrageous.

Milbank's anthropological lens is highly illuminating, whether examining the mating rituals of Homo politicus (which have little to do with traditional concepts of romantic love), demonstrating how status is displayed in the Beltway's rigid caste system (such as displaying a wooden egg from the White House Easter Egg Roll), or detailing the precise ritual sequence of human sacrifice whenever a scandal erupts (the human sacrificed does not have to be the guiltiest party, just the lower ranked). Milbank's lacerating wit mows down the pompous, the stupid, and the corrupt among Democrats, Republicans, reporters, and bureaucrats by naming names. Every appalling anecdote in this book is, alas, true.

Synopsis:

Washington's most acerbic (and feared) columnist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, skewers the peculiar and alien tribal culture of politics.

About the Author

DANA MILBANK writes the" Washington Post"'s must-read "Washington Sketch" column, a takedown of the ridiculous and the powerful that appears four times a week. He serves as a political analyst for MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," and has also appeared on NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday, Hardball with Chris Matthews," and many other national progra

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400136049
Author:
Milbank, Dana
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Heller, Johnny
Read:
Heller, Johnny
Narrated:
Heller, Johnny
Author:
Heller, Johnny
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Subject:
General Humor
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb
Media Run Time:
630

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Political Science

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