Bessette/Pitney’s AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: DELIBERATION, DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP, reviews the idea of "deliberative democracy." Building on the book, this blog offers insights, analysis, and facts about recent events.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Gingrich: Relentless Innovator
Frank Gregorsky has web-published a draft book chapter in pdf form. Based on his working with Newt Gingrich during 1978-83 and again in 1993-94, he distills Gingrich's method of operation and contends that it has never changed. You'll find nothing about religion or marital status -- instead, the profile is of a lifelong "political animal" who moves faster than he thinks. Pages 37 to 41 are a very helpful list of sources.
Full disclosure: I have known Frank since my own Capitol Hill days and he quotes me three or four times.