Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore, Wayne Slater

By James Moore, Wayne Slater

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"Love him or hate him, Karl Rove is among the so much wonderful and profitable political specialists of all time. during this riveting account, Wayne Slater and Jim Moore inform how he acquired there." —Paul Begala, CNN's Crossfire
"Bush's mind isn't a hatchet activity on George W. Bush. actually, the 2 authors principally dispel the parable of Bush's supposedly poor IQ. yet, extra importantly, they lay naked the tale of the way Karl Rove could be the strongest guy in the USA. It's a compelling tale instructed by way of veteran Texas reporters who don't desire a briefing packet to appreciate the lads they're writing about." —Philip Bruce, KCET/PBS tv, Los Angeles
The strongest person within the usa is probably not George W. Bush. it truly is most likely Karl Rove, the President's terrific consultant. who's this guy and the way did he collect quite a bit strength? Having watched in awe for over fifteen years as they said at the upward thrust of Karl Rove, Moore and Slater reveal the brutal and infrequently morally questionable, yet continuously potent ways that Karl Rove?and America's political system—actually function.

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B ut h e refu sed the o ffer to b ecom e h e a d o f b o th the Aus­ trian C o m m u nist party a n d th e C om m unist In te rn a tio n a l a n d c o n te n te d him self with leading th e C ouncil M ovem ent into n o n rev olu tio nary waters. H e h e lp e d fo u n d the V ienna U n io n , popularly called the Tw o-and-a-half In te rn a tio n a l, o f parties seeking a midway course betw een Russian Bolshe­ vism a n d social-patriotic social dem ocracy. 109 A lth ou g h R e n n e r a n d Max A dler rem ain ed o n the scene in Vienna, b o th w ere vastly overshadow ed by B auer, who o n occasion acted as arb ite r b etw een them w ithout his own position being placed in je o p a rd y .

86 T h e m e re nom inal Catholicism o f th e overw helm ing m ajority o f the V iennese w orking class was hardly a closely kept secret. 87 It is equally difficult to explain why Vienna as Socialist Laboratory 29 th e SDAP was n o t th e n o r at any later tim e p r e p a re d to fight against the pern icio us reactionary influence o f th e c h u rc h by asking w orkers o r at least party m em b ers to leave it e n masse. ” T h e socialists sh ra n k from taking u p th e o p e n struggle with the Catholic c h u rc h over a secular republic, j u s t as they shrank from challenging Aus­ trian capitalists o n socialization.

In the im m e­ diate postw ar m o n th s V ienna sw arm ed with officials o f the fo rm e r imperial bureau cracy , now r e d u n d a n t with only th eir titles to cling to. Most bizarre was the co m m o n use o f th e title “ D o k to r” a m o n g the socialists, leading to such am biguous appellations as “ d o c to r colleague” o r “ professor Ì. Rituals of tin* old o r d e r — m arches, parades, dem o nstratio n s, an d |>til>1i< 24 Red Vienna festivals— took on a s h a rp e n e d political m ean ing as in stru m ents in the struggle betw een the socialist a n d reactionary camps.

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