I'm looking forward to reading this book: Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.
Here's the Radio-Times interview with the author from their podcast: WHYY-FM: Radio Times Podcast
The book documents an important part of American history.
The story of today's national Republicans putting party before country is a significant event. When one reads the history of fallen civilizations and empires, these kinds of stories are all too common place. That we're seeing it play out here in the U.S. is tragic, and the only thing worse than what the party Republicans are doing is how many Americans have gone along with this, cheering all the way.
When future generations chart the decline of the United States, the Republican Party's response to the election of 2008 will be seen as an important marker.