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Hell of a Ride, by John Podhoretz

- Abstract

There is no point trying to be solemn about Hell of a Ride. It is a very funny book about the political demise of President George Bush and his administration, and to opine at length on its implications for the future of democratic governance would only make one sound like the most pompous of the fools whom John Podhoretz skewers here.

Podhoretz is, of course, the son of COMMENTARY’s editor-in-chief. Moreover, many of the characters in the book are friends, acquaintances, or ideological antagonists of this reviewer. The whole arrangement thus amounts to a civil-service reformer’s nightmare of putative bias and conflict of interest; which adds to the pleasure of the task.

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