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Pam S. reviewed Strategic Ignorance : Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress on + 55 more book reviews
Sierra Club executives Pope and Rauber painstakingly analyze how, where, and why the Bush White House began compiling what is frequently considered the worst environmental record in presidential history. Pope and Rauber are adept at parsing Bushspeak. Unafraid of naming names, they single out specific government officials whose rhetoric does not match the reality of the administration's record of striking down legislation, rolling back regulations, and otherwise manipulating a system to favor contracts over conservation and profits over preservation. By comparing Bush's actions with his expressed environmental doctrine, the authors reveal the administration's short-term strategies and their subsequent long-term implications. Buttressed by carefully annotated and sourced references, this book present a compelling portrait of an administration with a clear-cut agenda.