Utter Incompetents: Book summary and reviews of Utter Incompetents by Thomas Oliphant

Utter Incompetents

Ego and Ideology in the Age of Bush

by Thomas Oliphant

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Utter Incompetents by Thomas Oliphant

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The problem wasn’t just Iraq.
It didn’t even start with Iraq.
It was bigger than Iraq.
In fact, it was everything George W. Bush touched, from the very early flop on energy policy to the walking fiasco named Alberto Gonzales. Even adding the tragicomedy of Hurricane Katrina doesn’t come close to describing the governmental catastrophe of the Bush administration. The collapse of the Bush presidency is a broadly acknowledged fact. Everyone who’s anyone, from politicians to comedians, has taken shots at this ever-growing target. By any fair assessment, much of the past seven years has been disastrous. The challenge is to understand why.

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"Though neither flashy nor particularly engrossing, this competent narrative will appeal to readers yearning for one more fix of righteous liberal indignation." - Publishers Weekly.

"Tom Oliphant is one of the true chroniclers of America. He uses his wit and wisdom to offer critical, insightful, and loving observations of our politics, culture, and society. He is the Will Rogers of our time." - Madeleine Albright.

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Thomas Oliphant

Thomas Oliphant has been a correspondent for The Boston Globe since 1968 and its Washington columnist since 1989. He has been named one of the country's top ten political writers and one of Washington's fifty most influential journalists by The Washingtonian magazine.

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