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Bruce Bartlett's New Book Is Out

Daniel Gross has a copy:

Daniel Gross: February 05, 2006 - February 11, 2006 Archives : Bruce Bartlett's new book, Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, has arrived. There's not a lot of new material in here, but it's quite good nonetheless. Bartlett, a former official in the Reagan and Bush I administrations, coherently synthesizes the profligacy, incompetence, and mendacity of the last five years of fiscal and economic policy. The interesting wrinkle is that he does so by quoting almost exclusively from critics on the right. George Will is cited in the index seven times; Paul Krugman, once. You may not agree with his solutions to the problems Bush has created--a VAT--but you have to give him credit for speaking truth to power. The National Center for Policy Analysis, where he worked for six years, fired him for writing the book.

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