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Dick - The Man Who Is President - John Nichols

Dick - The Man Who Is President

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 2004
ISBN: 9781565848405
Number Of Pages: 260

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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?

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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 "

Introduction: The Evil Genius in the Cornerp. 1
Dressed Up Like a Cowboyp. 11
A Little Education Can Be a Dangerous Thingp. 21
Deferred Patriotismp. 33
Dick Risingp. 43
Scandaliap. 63
Apartheid's Congressmanp. 73
Lipstick Lynbianp. 85
Contempt for Congressp. 95
Pocketing the Peace Dividendp. 103
"Big Time" Media Criticp. 119
CEO of the U.S.A.p. 129
A Special Interest in $87 Billionp. 145
Unnatural Selectionp. 165
The (Extreme) Right Choicep. 174
Kenny's Boyp. 182
Dick Cheney's Warp. 197
A Briefing Encounterp. 213
A Note on Sourcesp. 225
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ISBN: 9781565848405
ISBN-10: 1565848403
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 22nd September 2004
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1