Robert Draper on Congress: ‘Do Not Ask What Good We Do’

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Do Not Ask What Good We Do” is the title of ROBERT DRAPER’s latest book, a line uttered by a congressman in 1796 lamenting the dysfunction in Congress. After the 2010 midterm elections, the longtime journalist followed representatives from both major parties through a historic session marked by bitter partisan divides, legislative gridlock and historically low levels of public approval. Draper, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic and is a correspondent for GQ, profiles a House riven by rancor and fueled by the passion of 87 freshman Republicans.

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