When the Bush presidency began to collapse, pundits were quick to tell a tale of the imperial presidency gone awry, a story of secretive, power-hungry ideologues who guided an arrogant president down the road to ruin. Here, the author reveals that the inside story of the failures of the Bush administration is both much more complex and alarming.
Alasdair Roberts is Professor of Public Administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University College, London. He received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He is the author of Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, winner of the 2007 Book Award from the American Society for Public Administration's Section on Public Administration Research, the 2007 Best Book Award of the Academy of Management's Public and Non-Profit Division, the International Political Science Association's 2007 Levine Book Prize, and the 2006 Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration.