Cover of: Politics lost | Klein, Joe

Politics lost

from RFK to W : how politicians have become less courageous and more interested in keeping power than in doing what's right for America

1st pbk. ed.

Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Klein, one of today's top political observers, has watched from the inside as consultants, pollsters, the twenty-four-hour cable news cycle, and the lack of courage in so many of our political leaders have chiseled away at Washington's integrity. Klein's intimate knowledge of the system and the people who run it, as well as his backroom access to leading figures, informs his dissection of the last thirty-five years of American politics. Klein still harbors hope for the future, and in addition to his brilliant, if dismaying, analysis of the political landscape of the past three decades, he lays out a plan and a vision for what the next president must do to regain the trust of the country and turn politics back into an honest and passionate profession.--From publisher description.

About the Edition

Klein, one of today's top political observers, has watched from the inside as consultants, pollsters, the twenty-four-hour cable news cycle, and the lack of courage in so many of our political leaders have chiseled away at Washington's integrity. Klein's intimate knowledge of the system and the people who run it, as well as his backroom access to leading figures, informs his dissection of the last thirty-five years of American politics. Klein still harbors hope for the future, and in addition to his brilliant, if dismaying, analysis of the political landscape of the past three decades, he lays out a plan and a vision for what the next president must do to regain the trust of the country and turn politics back into an honest and passionate profession.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

The burden of Southern history
He looks me in the tie
Banana-peel words
I came to love our weekly polls
The twenty-point kiss
Issues are the last refuge of a scoundrel
We're going to meet the people where they are
And so, my fellow Americans, in conclusion.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
JK271 K535 2006c

The Physical Object

Pagination
272 p. ;
Number of pages
272

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17977660M
Internet Archive
politicslostfrom0000klei
ISBN 13
9780767916011
LC Control Number
2007276506
Library Thing
821398
Goodreads
732712
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