Offers a reassessment of the Republican revolution of 1995 and its lasting influence on America and American politics, analyzing its impact on the ways in which Americans think about welfare, taxes, defense, health care, and other key issues.
A Fox News reporter argues his belief that George Bush was elected President in 2004 due to Newt Gingrich's Contract with America ten years prior. The appendix reprints seven Republican memos laying out the plan to take over the entire federal government, reward key constituencies, and "expose the great evil of past Democratic Congresses." In a book continually claiming to be stating facts about recent history, the lack of statistics and a bibliography is glaring. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)