Karl Rove and the End of the Democratic Party

By James Moore, Wayne Slater

President George W. Bush dubbed Karl Rove "The Architect" for his ability in developing an remarkable crusade and fund-raising desktop. yet Rove's goals have consistently been way more sweeping--to construct a right-wing dynasty that may dominate American politics for many years. Rove's grasp plan imagines a political process so managed by way of Republicans that it truly is resisted purely via symbolic opposition.

In The Architect, James Moore and Wayne Slater, the bestselling authors of Bush's mind, go back with a fair extra penetrating exam of Rove, his sweeping time table, and the fee he could have to pay for his audacity. Drawing on their decades-long examine of Rove, they supply a not often visible view of the politics of absolute energy in Washington--how it truly is received, multiplied, and grew to become to startling ends. in particular, they unveil how Rove:

• Used lobbyist Jack Abramoff as a cat's-paw to control unruly legislators

• Energetically led the antigay marriage stream whereas holding a kinfolk mystery that made his stance bizarrely cynical

• became Christian church buildings right into a colossal vote supply method, regardless of privately admitting to being a nonbeliever

• many times leaked details to hurt political competitors, making him the guy investigators such a lot desired to check with once they all started probing the Plame affair

• used to be in detail focused on a world disinformation scheme to guide the USA to war

The Architect is an eye-opening and regularly stunning document at the maneuverings of a super yet morally ambiguous political strategist, and the first-ever in-depth examine a political operative striving to utterly keep watch over the future--even if he dangers wasting everything.

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