Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Featuring: Karl Rove
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President George W. Bush dubbed Karl Rove "The Architect"
for his skill in creating an unprecedented campaign and
fund-raising machine. But Rove's ambitions have always been
far more sweeping--to build a right-wing dynasty that can
dominate American politics for decades. Rove's master plan
imagines a political system so controlled by Republicans
that it is resisted only by symbolic opposition.
The Architect, James Moore and Wayne Slater, the
bestselling authors of Bush's Brain, return with an
even more penetrating examination of Rove, his sweeping
agenda, and the price he may have to pay for his audacity.
Drawing on their decades-long study of Rove, they provide a
rarely seen view of the politics of absolute power in
Washington--how it is acquired, expanded, and turned to
startling ends. Specifically, they unveil how Rove:
Used lobbyist Jack Abramoff as a cat's-paw to manage unruly
* Energetically led the antigay marriage
movement while protecting a family secret that made his
stance bizarrely cynical
* Turned Christian churches
into a gigantic vote delivery system, despite privately
admitting to being a nonbeliever
* Repeatedly leaked
information to harm political opponents, making him the man
investigators most wanted to talk to when they began probing
the Plame affair
* Was intimately involved in an
international disinformation scheme to lead America to
The Architect is an eye-opening and
frequently shocking report on the maneuverings of a
brilliant but morally ambiguous political strategist, and
the first-ever in-depth look at a political operative
striving to absolutely control the future--even if he risks
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