You want to win this election, you better change the subject. You wanna change this subject, you better have a war. ROBERT DE NIRO, as a political operative in the 1997 film Wag the Dog



The popular film Wag the Dog portrayed a president who invented a war in a faraway place to distract attention from domestic scandal that could destroy his presidency. While this plot might have seemed tailor-made for President Clinton during Monica-gate, President George W. Bush has his own domestic problem, which I call Econogate in Chapter 7. How does he paper over a huge gap between his whole domestic agenda and the will of the American people? Polls show that the majority of the people feel the regime is going in the wrong ...

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