A scathing and irreverent portrait of the man who directs the government, by The Nation's Washington correspondent. When a lone gunman started shooting outside the White House on a weekday morning two years ago, Secret Service agents rushed to secure the leaders of the free world. They found Dick Cheney in his office talking on a speakerphone, reviewing material on a computer screen, and directing aides who were gathered around his desk. President Bush? He was in the gym. Dick Cheney, says John Nichols, runs the country. He sets energy policy. He guided the nation into war with Iraq, and, working closely with Karl Rove, he oversees the political infrastructure that allows corporate interests and the religious right to control lawmaking. Dick: The Man Who Is President draws on groundbreaking reporting including exclusive interviews with Cheney himself, as well as with Nelson Mandela, Gore Vidal, members of Congress, and others who have tangled with Cheney. Timed for the fall election campaign, the book will open debate on a key, unasked question: Do Americans really want Dick Cheney running their country?
Jews for Buchanan is sensational! It's the best thing that anyone has written on that whole damn election. Period. "Instructive, offering a blow-by-blow brief on Cheney's rise to power." -- Independent Weekly (Durham) "Makes a persuasive case . . . that the vice-presidency is the real locus of power in the current U.S. administration: Cheney runs the show." -- London Review of Books Instructive, offering a blow-by-blow brief on Cheney s rise to power. Independent Weekly (Durham)
Makes a persuasive case . . . that the vice-presidency is the real locus of power in the current U.S. administration: Cheney runs the show. London Review of Books