This post has two book reviews.
First, Thomas Frank’s The Wrecking Crew.
Most conservatives are anti-big government and anti-tax; however, Frank shows how that is a lie. Frank recounts history, showing how Reagan, George Bush I and George Bush II bloated government and raised taxes. He also links the “revolving door” between government employees and lobbyists.
The Wrecking Crew is a book for those who want to know why the country is screwed up.
Second, Max Blumenthal’s Republican Gomorrah.
Blumenthal links various fundamentalist, evangelical cults such as Focus on the Family and the Republican party. As we’ve seen with the terror tea baggers partiers , the Republican party began as a “big tent,” but slowly became a one-ring circus. If you’re not a fringe, you’re not a member of the Republican party. Blumenthal’s book is a real eye-opener.