The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government
Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Political Science
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 scripted reality TV show? In this cringe- inducing exposé 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 interests while our bridges collapse, our wages stagnate, and our water is undrinkable. Drawing on insights gleaned over three decades on Capitol Hill, Lofgren paints a gripping portrait of the dismal swamp on the Potomac and the revolution it will take to set us back on course.