New Book Indicts Modern American Politics

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Burt Hall’s “The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy” reveals the failure of the U.S. political system

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MECHANICSVILLE, Va. – Longtime government analyst Burt Hall delivers a tough account of what went wrong in U.S. politics and system of government over the past two decades, and what can be done about it, in his new book “The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy: The Undoing of America's Exceptionalism” (published by iUniverse).

“A power-obsessed right wing of the Republican Party has put the nation into a steep decline and basic flaws in our system of politics and government have allowed it to happen. ‘The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy’ lays out clearly what these basic flaws are and how they can be fixed,” Hall says. “If elected officials do not act, the American people have alternatives in our democratic process and should take matters into their own hands.”

In his book, Hall addresses right-wing responsibilities for many of today’s hot-button issues, including a corrupted election financing system, widespread voter suppression, the great divide between wealthy and poor, and a spiraling national debt. Surprising revelations are made about right-wing national security breaches that allowed September 11, 2001 attacks to take place and its reckless response of two unnecessary wars.

Hall intends to split a portion of his royalties with the Wounded Warrior Project and Clinton Foundation.

About the Author
After early careers in aircraft electronics and public accounting, Burt Hall joined the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he served as group director analyst on national security and other matters. For more than 30 years, he reported to Congress and testified before its committees on behalf of the GAO. Hall graduated from the Harvard Advanced Management Program and was loaned twice for two years, once to a bipartisan congressional commission and later to the Reagan White House.

With Ed Asner, who contributed to “The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy,” Hall coauthored “Misuse of Power.” He also coauthored the bestselling book “‘How the Experts Win at Bridge” with his wife, Lynn.

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