The Deep State by Mike Lofgren
The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government

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An insider’s account...Mostly intriguing in its historical analysis but lacking in useful countermeasures or solutions.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred exposé of who really wields power in Washington
 
Every Four years, tempers are tested and marriages fray as Americans head to the polls to cast their votes. But does anyone really care what we think? Has our vaunted political system become one big, expensive, painfully scriped reality TV show? In this cringe-inducing expose of the sins and excesses of Beltwayland, a longtime Republican party insider argues that we have become an oligarchy in form if not in name. Hooked on war, genuflecting to big donors, in thrall to discredited economic theories and utterly bereft of a moral compass, America’s governing classes are selling their souls to entrenched interest while our bridges collapse, wages, stagnate, and our water is increasingly undrinkable.

Drawing on sinsights gleaned over three decades on Capitol Hill, much of it on the Budget Committee, Lofgren paints a gripping portrait of the dismal swamp on the Potomac and the revolution it will take to reclaim our government and set us back on course.


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About Mike Lofgren

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MIKE LOFGREN spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees, which gave him ringside seats on TARP, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, debates on the Pentagon budget and the amazing antics of various deficit–reduction commissions. He holds two degrees in history and received a Fulbright scholarship. He lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Published January 5, 2016 by Penguin Books. 322 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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on Dec 22 2015

An insider’s account...Mostly intriguing in its historical analysis but lacking in useful countermeasures or solutions.

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Good
Reviewed by Joan M. Burda on Feb 25 2016

Lofgren has taken considerable care to explain the situation and offer legitimate suggestions to resolve it. Reading The Deep State may keep readers up at night—and that might be a very good thing.

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