The Newt World Order
The ascendancy of Newt Gingrich and the ideology he represents is at center stage. The GOP and its Contract with America are reshaping the country. The media talk about a revolution and the sweeping mandate for the right-wing agenda. What mandate? 61% of eligible voters didn’t even turn out in the November ’94 elections. Of those that did, barely half voted Republican.
Saul Landau was a longtime observer of the political scene. He was a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. He authored many books, including Assassination on Embassy Row and The Guerrilla Wars of Central America. He was also an award-winning filmmaker and radio commentator. He passed away in 2013.