The Wrecking Crew (book)

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The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule
1st edition cover
Author Thomas Frank
Country United States
Subject History, United States, political analysis, social criticism, political science, politics and government, conservatism
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Publication date
August 5, 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 384
ISBN 0-8050-7988-2
OCLC 226291702
973.92 22
LC Class JK2356 .F72 2008

The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule (August 2008) is a book written by American journalist and historian Thomas Frank, which explores the current state of conservative Washington.

Frank summarized the message of his book as, "Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad." [1]

Frank argues that certain elements of the Republican party have intentionally dismantled the government by many means including turning public policy into a private-sector feeding frenzy. Frank describes the current state of Washington as analogous to a large group of privatized pigs feeding at the public trough, brought on by the privatization schemes engineered by the present Republican party.

This book follows Frank's New York Times bestseller What's the Matter with Kansas?

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  1. ^ http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/08012008/profile3.html