1st Edition

The Paradox of American Democracy
Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of the Public Trust

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ISBN 9780415930260
Published March 21, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Washington is big business. John B. Judis, a senior editor for the New Republic, onducts an instructive tour through this corridor of money and power in this work. Cutting to the heart of today's debate, it recommends what we can do to fix our broken system.



John B. Judis is a senior editor at the New Republic, and a columist for The American Prospect, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and the Washington Monthly among other publications. His is the author of William F. Buckley: Patron Saint of the Conservatives. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


"Praise for the hardcover edition (067943254X):."
"John Judis is our finest reporter and analyst of Washington's inner workings." -- Sean Wilentz
"This lucid, frequently impassioned book enfolds horror stories about K Street malfeasance and business power in an impressive larger structure. . . . This is a vigorous and important book." -- Todd Gitlin, The Washington Monthly
"This is a valuable and consistently provocative book. . . . This book will provoke long and diverse reflections on the state of our politics." -- New York Times Book Review
"Precise, perceptive, and immensely useful." -- Washington Post Book World
"With its cogent analysis, historical sweep and courage, Judis' book is one of the most thoughtful and potentially helpful approaches to the new American dilemma that I have seen." -- Elizabeth Drew, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"This is a compelling analysis of our irresponsible elite -- and an astute history of times when 'the public interest' had real meaning." -- Michael Kazin