Very simplistic view of the United States political scene cloaked in educational verbiage. I have read other work by this author that was incisive , particularly his study of Pakistan. This work is so biased as to be utterly useless to the reader irregardless of the authors attempt to mask it as a work of scholarship. It most certainly reads more like a tome from MSNBC. Pass on America Right or Wrong. It misses big time. The work offends for all the wrong reasons, chief being its complete lack of balance and reason. Reading this book would lead the reader to believe there is no Liberal thought or political action in the United States. There is no counter point to the authors belief system which is stated and built upon from the first pages.