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Made In Texas: George W. Bush And The Southern Takeover Of American Politics

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Everyone knows that President George W. Bush is from Texas. But few of us know the role his home state plays in his presidency, and in our country. In this dual biography of man and state, Michael Lind confronts the chief crises of Bush's presidency--the economy, the Middle East, and religious fundamentalism--and traces their roots back to Texas, a state, Lind argues, that ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 12th 2002 by Basic Books (first published November 30th 2002)
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The American Conservative
'Of the three Lind books that I have read, all, including his latest, display the same flashes of brilliance and often ingenious talent of spying historical and cultural patterns that no one else has detected. All of them also suffer from the same flaws: his efforts to push cultural, political, and historical realities into the convenient categories he has discovered, even when they don’t fit, and a steady, harsh, almost obsessively angry polemic directed against a standard set of the author’s f ...more
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Jun 19, 2014 Jeremy rated it liked it
Interesting backstory on Texas politics, but I could have used more detail on our nefarious protagonist...
Mimi
Jul 05, 2007 Mimi rated it liked it
Interesting depictions of Texas politics between the Southern plantaion model, and the mid-west plains state model. There are some inacuaracies on geography (which drive me nuts). Over all a must read for anyone interested in politics today.
A Mulford
For anyone interested in how Southern conservatives think in modern day America, you don't need to look any further. This book is an excellent place to start.

I highly recommend it.
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Aug 11, 2012 Chuck rated it it was ok
His analysis was shallow and without any real insight. He could have made his points in an essay, instead of spreading it all out in a book, most of which is filler.
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Currently Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, Michael Lind has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and The New Republic and writes frequently for The New York Times and the Financial Times. He is the author of more than a dozen books of history, political journalism, and fiction, including a poetry chapbook, ...more
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