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Book Scrutinizes Bad Bush Ideas

NPR's All Things Considered speaks to author Fred Kaplan about his latest book: Fred Kaplan, author of Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wre

NPR's All Things Considered speaks to author Fred Kaplan about his latest book:

Fred Kaplan, author of Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, says the Bush administration's world view is based on several misconceptions. For one, he says, the administration thought of freedom as a gift from God, without understanding the practical requirements of developing democracies.

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