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Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress

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Published in cloth in 2004, Strategic Ignorance revealed to countless readers the true scope of the Bush administration's assault on the environment. Midway through the second Bush term, with a Supreme Court far less likely to rein in the wrecking crew - as the authors describe those working to dismantle environmental protections - this book will be even more important and ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Sierra Club Books (first published May 1st 2004)
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Ellis
Dec 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Good Grief! I was amazed by this book (unfortunately everything that surprised me was bad). The Bush administration has taken what used to be a government "by the people, for the people" and turned it into a government that is by corporate America, for corporate America. It's disgusting what contempt the government has for any regulation that protects the common assets, like our collective environment. (Reading Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal really helps to understand where the adminis ...more
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This book was very informative, although it was amazingly depressing as you might imagine. The first few chapters are really snarky and skippable, but the rest is fine.
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A veteran leader in the environmental movement, CARL POPE is the former Executive Director and Chairman of the Sierra Club. He's now the principal adviser at Inside Straight Strategies, looking for the underlying economics that link sustainability and economic development. He serves as a Senior Climate Adviser to former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was a founder of the Blue-Green Alliance and A ...more
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