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The Enduring Revolution

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The Enduring Revolution by Major Garrett
Feb 01, 2005 | ISBN 9780307237323

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“An indispensable guide.” —George F. Will

“A talented reporter with a keen sense of history, Major Garrett convincingly argues that in 1994, when Republicans ended forty years of Democratic control of the House of Representatives, a new kind of conservative changed the dynamics of Congress and then the trajectory of American politics. This book is an indispensable guide to the transformed political terrain that continues to shape what Republicans want to do and what Democrats can do.”—George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist

“Major Garrett covered the events leading up to the Contract with America and the historic achievements that followed as aggressively as anyone in Washington. Now he has produced the most historically accurate account of the Republican Revolution, placing the reader in the middle of the action. He obliterates the Left’s attempts to explain away its policy failures by reporting how implementation of the Contract changed Washington politics and policy to the benefit of the country.” —Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House

“Major Garrett brings the Republican Revolution vividly back to life in this highly informed account of not only how it came about but also how its consequences reverberate to this day. A must-read for anyone interested in what is indeed the enduring revolution of our time.” —Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist

“Until I read The Enduring Revolution I thought I had lived and understood the Contract with America from start to finish. But this book is full of revelations even for those of us who thought we knew all about it. Most important, Major Garrett has explained the enduring legacy of the Contract.” —Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader

“A revelation. Major Garrett, one of America’s best reporters, has produced a truly honorable and significant study, based on smart analysis and rock-solid research.” —Douglas Brinkley, director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies, University of New Orleans

“A veteran and fair-minded Washington reporter, Major Garrett presents a provocative and important thesis: the 1994 congressional elections and the Contract with America fundamentally reshaped U.S. politics and marked a cultural and political revolution that reverberates today. Whether one agrees or not with his argument, Garrett offers a valuable behind-the-scenes look at critical and dramatic events that helped define the divisive politics of twenty-first-century America.” —David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation

“This book is a revelation. The political establishment needs to read it, but that may be too much to hope for. Too bad for them. They will be missing a terrific read. The inside story of the government shutdown of 1995 alone is worth the price of the book.” —Brit Hume, host of the Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Brit Hume

The Enduring Revolution shows how the Contract with America has reverberated through our politics ever since 1994, shaping how Democrats as well as Republicans approach issues ranging from taxes to missile defense. It is also a crackling good read.” —Michael Barone, coauthor of The Almanac of American Politics

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