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Made in Texas : George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics (03 Edition)

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Everyone knows that President George W. Bush is from Texas. But few of us know the role his home state plays in his presidency, and in our country. In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency — the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism — and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that yields salient clues to the future course of our country. Widely praised as an iconoclastic and brilliant political observer, Lind, a fifth generation Texan, chronicles the ethnic clash that produced modern Texas, the well-known plundering of the state's natural resources at the hands of its elites, and finally the deep strain of "Old Testament religiosity" which, having originated in Texas, now reaches all over the globe in the form of Bush's foreign policy.

In the tradition of Gary Wills's Reagan's America, Made in Texas provides a wholly original cultural history that should change the way we understand not just our president, but our country.

Review:

"A starting point for future debate about the economic, political and social origins of the Bush presidency." New York Times Book Review

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"Forcefully argued, Lind's work presents a devastating critique of the politics of the Bush presidency, one that is at once convincing and alarming." Library Journal

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"Lind delves deep into the heart of George W. Bush's Texas, and what he finds may give moderates pause and send liberals scurrying....[He] argues, with considerable verve, that the constellation of political beliefs embodying Bush-style politics is designed to exploit the nation's natural and human resources for the benefit of a powerful oligarchy." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Lind delivers a heartfelt and stinging indictment of the Dixiecrats....This book lays bare some of the essential forces driving American politics and will likely achieve one of its main goals: to unmask Texas as a Southern rather than a Western state." Foreign Affairs

Book News Annotation:

The paperbound reprint of this 2003 book includes a new afterword by the author in which he concludes: "Trigger-happy, free-spending, Bible-thumping southern conservatism of the kind symbolized by George W. Bush is doomed in the long run. The only question is how much damage it will do before its unregretted demise."
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency — the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism — and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that yields salient clues to the future course of the United States.

Synopsis:

A scathing exposé of the political and cultural legacy of Texas, which tells us all we need to know--and fear--about George W. Bush

Synopsis:

Everyone knows that President George W. Bush is from Texas. But few of us know the role his home state plays in his presidency, and in our country. In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency-the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism-and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that yields salient clues to the future course of our country. Lind, an iconoclastic and brilliant political observer, provides a scathing exposé of the political and cultural legacy of Texas, which tells us all we need to know-and fear-about George W. Bush.

Synopsis:

With a new Afterword discussing the war and occupation in Iraq, Lind provides a scathing expos of the political and cultural legacy of Texas, which tells readers all they need to know--and fear--about George W. Bush.

About the Author

Michael Lind is a Senior Fellow of the New America Foundation. His three previous books of political journalism and history, The Next American Nation (1995), Up from Conservatism (1996), and Vietnam (1999), were each selected as New York Times Notable Books. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465041220
Subtitle:
George W. Bush And The Southern Takeover Of American Politics
Author:
Lind, Michael
Author:
Lind, Michael
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Texas Politics and government 1951-
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New America Books
Publication Date:
20040803
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 8.5 oz

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Product details 224 pages Basic Books - English 9780465041220 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A starting point for future debate about the economic, political and social origins of the Bush presidency."
"Review" by , "Forcefully argued, Lind's work presents a devastating critique of the politics of the Bush presidency, one that is at once convincing and alarming."
"Review" by , "Lind delves deep into the heart of George W. Bush's Texas, and what he finds may give moderates pause and send liberals scurrying....[He] argues, with considerable verve, that the constellation of political beliefs embodying Bush-style politics is designed to exploit the nation's natural and human resources for the benefit of a powerful oligarchy."
"Review" by , "Lind delivers a heartfelt and stinging indictment of the Dixiecrats....This book lays bare some of the essential forces driving American politics and will likely achieve one of its main goals: to unmask Texas as a Southern rather than a Western state."
"Synopsis" by , In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency — the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism — and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that yields salient clues to the future course of the United States.
"Synopsis" by ,
A scathing exposé of the political and cultural legacy of Texas, which tells us all we need to know--and fear--about George W. Bush
"Synopsis" by ,
Everyone knows that President George W. Bush is from Texas. But few of us know the role his home state plays in his presidency, and in our country. In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency-the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism-and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that yields salient clues to the future course of our country. Lind, an iconoclastic and brilliant political observer, provides a scathing exposé of the political and cultural legacy of Texas, which tells us all we need to know-and fear-about George W. Bush.
"Synopsis" by , With a new Afterword discussing the war and occupation in Iraq, Lind provides a scathing expos of the political and cultural legacy of Texas, which tells readers all they need to know--and fear--about George W. Bush.
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