John W. Dean

John W. Dean is off the team. The former Nixon White House counsel is a Republican no more, and today you can hear him read from his new book, Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. According to the ex-GOP member, the Bush Administration doesn’t only have bad policies — it’s also setting precedents that will lead to future problems. Dean says President Bush has made the Justice Department a political extension of the White House, undertaken an “assault on reason,” and has even broken the law without consequence. The current Republicans’ “authoritarian conservatism,” as Dean calls it in his book, is setting us back years; they seek to “turn back the clock…to return to a time before the Enlightenment when there were no clocks.”
Mon., Sept. 24, 7 p.m., 2007


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