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Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years

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James Bovard is no fan of Big Government in the US and under the Clinton-Gore administration. In his new book, Bovard looks at Clinton and Gore's record on such abuses and absurdities as taxes, gun control, the Waco fiasco, AmeriCorps, and federal funding of every program from those dealing with disaster relief to those that put on puppet shows in Northern California. He l ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 19th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published September 2000)
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Darwyyn
Jul 10, 2016 Darwyyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was actually a child for most of the Clinton-Gore administration, and with the upcoming presidential election, I've been trying to educate myself on some of the history from that period. This book is very well researched, with meticulous references to support each of the author's comments. Bovard deserves much credit for compiling and researching these topics and for focusing on less sensational (and less well-known) problems from the administration. In particular, I found his discussion of th ...more
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James Bovard is a true libertarian, one who cares about personal freedom, not just the "right" of big business to pile onto the bottom line. This may be the single best book about the Clinton-Gore administration.
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Is a libertarian author and lecturer whose political commentary targets examples of waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government. He is the author of Attention Deficit Democracy, and eight other books. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader's Digest, The American Conservative, and many other publications. His boo ...more
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