"The Triumph Of Politics" by David Stockman Essay by The Research Group

"The Triumph Of Politics" by David Stockman
A critical review of the Reagan's budget director's account of his frustrated efforts to heal the nation economically.
# 21459 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Political Science (Fiscal Policy (economy)) , Literature (General)


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"David Stockman, in The Triumph of Politics, has written perhaps one of the most self-serving books ever written. This essay will summarize and critically analyze Stockman's book, focusing on the thesis that Stockman's sole purpose is to show what an economic genius he is, and how the world of politicians and other assorted fools conspired to keep him from saving the country with his supply-side brilliance.
Stockman says in his Acknowledgements that "this book is a story about politics" (ix), but it is not about politics in any sense associated with democracy or constitutional government. To Stockman, politics is the set of obstacles set up by the idiots around him to keep him from doing his job. He is a man without real connection to the government he is supposed to be serving. From the first page of the book to the last, the book is about..."

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