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Edmund Morris.

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Edmund Morris stands in front of a painted profile of President Ronald Reagan which hangs on the wall of his Capitol Hill townhouse. The painting is…

Hendrik (Rik) Hertzberg and Brian Lamb.

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The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg encounters Brian Lamb at his stall at the New York Is Book Country book festival on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Brian Lamb with a box of his newly-published book.

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Brian Lamb carrying a box of copies of the Booknotes book at the R.R. Donnelly plant in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The wastrels of defense: how Congress sabotages U.S. security.

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In this expose, a veteran Senate defense adviser argues that since September 11, 2001, the conduct of the U.S. Congress has sunk to new depths and…