[BOOKS] ✭ The Price of Loyalty ✷ Ron Suskind – Chainnews.us

The Price of Loyalty Updated With A New Afterword And Including A Selection Of Key Documents, This Is The Explosive Account Of How The Bush Administration Makes Policy On War, Taxes, And Politics Its True Agenda Exposed By A Member Of The Bush Cabinet.This Vivid, Unfolding Narrative Is Like No Other Book That Has Been Written About The Bush Presidency At Its Core Are The Candid Assessments Of Former Secretary Of The Treasury Paul O Neill, The Only Member Of Bush S Cabinet To Leave And Speak Frankly About How And Why The Administration Has Come To Its Core Policies And Decisions From Cutting Taxes For The Rich To Conducting Preemptive War.O Neill S Account Is Supported By Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Ron Suskind S Interviews With Numerous Participants In The Administration, By Transcripts Of Meetings, And By Voluminous Documents The Result Is A Disclosure Of Breadth And Depth Unparalleled For An Ongoing Presidency As Readers Are Taken To The Very Epicenter Of Government, Suskind Presents An Astonishing Picture Of A President So Carefully Managed In His Public Posture That He Is A Mystery To Most Americans Now, He Is Revealed.

[BOOKS] ✭ The Price of Loyalty  ✷ Ron Suskind – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Price of Loyalty
  • Ron Suskind
  • English
  • 18 April 2017
  • 0743255461

10 thoughts on “The Price of Loyalty


  1. says:

    It s scary that this book alone didn t cause Bush to be defeated in 2004 Ron Susskind s work is excellent, and one can t help but admire former Treasury secretary O Neill for his courage It is also noted as being the earliest book by a Bush insider to accuse him of planning an invasion of Iraq prior to 9 11, and it remains one of the most lucid, coherent, politically sound accounts of the scope of incompetence and corruption in the Bush administration This is not a book written by an angry li It s scary that this book alone didn t cause Bush to be defeated in 2004 Ron Susskind s work is excellent, and one can t help but admire former Treasury secretary O Neill for his courage It is also noted as...


  2. says:

    The tropes of a DC political memoir come heavy and thick in this book Paul O Neill, a former aide in the Nixon and Ford White Houses, and recent successful CEO of Alcoa, comes to DC again with high hopes to accept his highest position ever, Treasury Secretary under George W Bush O Neill announced that he wanted to accept the challenge to return to public service, to reform Social Security and other big tasks Yet by the end, there s the inevitable disillusionment It s a tough townbut m The tropes of a DC political memoir come heavy and thick in this book Paul O Neill, a former aide in the Nixon and Ford White Houses, and recent successful CEO of Alcoa, comes to DC again with high hopes to accept his highest position ever, Treasury Secretary under George W Bush O Neill announced that he wanted to accept the challenge to return to public service, to reform Social Security and other big tasks Yet by the end, there s the inevitable disillusionment It s a tough townbutthese days about power its preservation and expansion than it is about principles In the same vein, I thought about how I expected to find a bigger market for truth, but it didn t turn out that way It s so typical as to make one wonder if either O Neill or his effective amanuensis Ron Suskind had ever heard of DC before 2001.This arche...


  3. says:

    The two things in this book that stuck out most to me, aside from its consistent focus on how idiotic it is to ignore and avoid evidence of actual, current situations as a means to make decisions, in favor of pushing your ideologically and fantasy based decisions, is 1 the fact that the author pointed out, VERY clearly, that the administration was 100% focused on invading Iraq to replace Saddam long BEFORE the 9 11 attacks This was during Bush s FIRST term Iraq was the focus of the administra The two things...


  4. says:

    Most of what were revelations when this book was first released are just something that pretty much everybody knows about the Bush administration Bush was not intellectually curious Bush and his advisors wanted war with Iraq long before 9 11 Bush wasn t really concerned with deficits All these seem pretty obvious to those of us that lived through the administration Yet, O Neill Suskind s book was the first to say many of these things that are now cliches Now that time has passed since the Most of what were revelations when this book was first released are just something that pretty much everybody knows about the Bush administration Bush was not intellectually curious Bush and his advisors wanted war with Iraq long before 9 11 Bush wasn t really concerned with deficits All these seem pretty obvious to those of us that lived through the administration Yet, O Neill Suskind s book was the first to say many of these things that are now cliches Now that time has passed since the Bush era, I m not sure this is the best read any longer to get a grip on some of this It s an interesting, and decently written, insider account of the some key moments of the presidency, and along with Richard Clarke s Against All Enemies, will be remembered by political journalists for a long time to come But it also reads like a hagiographic tribute to the Wisdom of Paul O Neill and Moderate Centrism in All Things In this telling, O Neill is t...


  5. says:

    I am a quarter of the way through this book and each time I read another page, I have a Wow reaction, completely different from the Wow reaction I had on the page before.Its unbelievable how blind we all were during the Bush Administration.I m half way through this book It amazes me still I cannot believe that Bush actually would zone out at meetings He focusedon food than on anything else Any how that s how it is depicted in Ron Suskind s book.We watched the movie Produced by Oliv I am a quarter of the way through this book and each time I read another page, I have a Wow reaction, completely different from the Wow reaction I had o...


  6. says:

    A useful book for peering into the decision making process of the Bush administration Paul O Neill was the Treasury Secretary from 01 02 He was a black sheep in this administration because he was neither an ideologue nor a politico he was a quant, a results and evidence oriented guy who believed first and foremost in thorough process in decision making He found the evidence gathering and decision making process in the administration to be utterly slipshod and ideologically driven The focus A useful book for peering into the decision making process of the Bush administration Paul O Neill was the Treasury Secretary from 01 02 He was a black sheep in this administration because he was neither an id...


  7. says:

    Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O Neill s account of his time with the Bush administration.A first person account that had some interesting insights For me, this was a slower read since the subject of politics, and especially ta...


  8. says:

    I still think about this book.Incredibly well written and insightful


  9. says:

    Ron Suskind s book The Price of Loyalty George W Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O Neill is one of the first books to have hit the stands about the dysfunction within the 43rd President s administration It is Paul O Neill s version of his short stint in the administration that lasted for a little over two years until his abrupt resignation in 2003.By now several other books have dealt with this topic indetail, especially about the decisions behind the Iraq war and the l Ron Suskind s book The Price of Loyalty George W Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O Neill is one of the first books to have hit the stands about the dysfunction within the 43rd President s administration It is Paul O Neill s version of his short stint in the administration that lasted for a little over two years until his abrupt resignation in 2003.By now several other books have dealt with this topic indetail, especially about the decisions behind the Iraq war and the lack of robust analysis that should have occurred at the highest levels of government before deciding on key matters must reads are Bob Woodward s books starting with State Of Denial Bush At War By now it is also widely speculated that we had an administration that was being driven by the Vice President and his inner circle of non elected officials who implemented their own neo conservative agenda by keeping the President ignorant of key details and shielded him from the perspectives of other ...


  10. says:

    This book was a little difficult to get into at first Being a first hand account of actual events in a political setting, the book is definitely not fast paced So much of the real action in this book happens behind the scenes, and even out of the direct view of the book s subject, Paul O Neill, that the reader is left to infer what actually must have been happening behind those scenes However, by the end of the book, no doubt is left as to the character, motives, activities, and ideologies of This book was a little difficult to get into at first Being a first hand account of actual events in a political setting, the book is definitely not fast paced So much of the real action in this book happens behind the scenes, and even out of the direct view of the book s subject, Paul O Neill, that the reader is left to infer what actually must have been happening behind those scenes However, by the end of the book, no doubt is left as to the character, motives, activities, and ideologies of the men and women that actually run this country today.A good book, but it requires some patience Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book On Ideology I think an ideology comes out of feelings and it tends to be non thinking A philosophy, on the other hand, can have a structur...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *