Book Forum

Buck Wild: How Republicans Broke the Bank and Became the Party of Big Government

August 15, 2006 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT


Featuring the author, Stephen Slivinski, Director of Budget Studies, Cato Institute, with comments by Robert Novak.

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In Washington today, it seems the biggest impediment to reducing the size and scope of the federal government is not the Democratic Party. It’s the Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House. Instead of building a party that stands against Big Government, national GOP leaders have built a party of Big Government. In the book Buck Wild, Stephen Slivinski tells the surprising story of the GOP’s unfortunate transformation and reveals how Republicans have abandoned the limited‐​government principles that catapulted them to power in the first place and planted the seeds of their own undoing in the coming elections. At the forum, columnist Bob Novak will add his own pointed comments.