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By Thomas Oliphant

"Tom Oliphant is among the actual chroniclers of the United States. He makes use of his wit and knowledge to supply serious, insightful, and loving observations of our politics, tradition, and society. he's the need Rogers of our time." ---Madeleine Albright

The cave in of the Bush presidency is a largely stated truth. by means of any reasonable overview, a lot of the earlier seven years has been disastrous. The problem is to appreciate why.

From household coverage to foreign goofs, from hovering power costs to the well-being care crisis---Thomas Oliphant tackles all of it, heavily analyzing the preliminary projections and supplies of Bush and his key senior of?cials, and the ways that they misplaced keep watch over of those well-publicized and overcon?dent plans. by way of evaluating their rhetoric to their dismal list, Oliphant offers a historical research of the Bush administration---showing how a approach so likely powerfuble and mechanized may perhaps fail so miserably, and with such frequency. Utter Incompetents is at its center a looking examine the George W. Bush management, its regulations, and the legacy that it'll depart in the back of on January 20, 2009.

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