In this political memoir, six-term U.S. Senator "Fritz" Hollings takes aim atAmerica's increasingly flawed political system and a government that has gone"into the ditch."University of South Carolina Press
Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings has enjoyed a remarkable career of public service as a South Carolina legislator, (1949-1954), lieutenant governor (1955-1959), governor (1959-1963), and U.S. Senator (1966-2005). A visionary workhorse, Hollings has throughout his long and active career focused on putting government on a sound financial basis and promoting economic development to create opportunities. Recognized as an expert on the budget, telecommunications, the environment and oceans, defense, trade, and space, he is the author of the Coastal Zone Management Act (1972), Ocean Dumping Act (1972), and Automobile Fuel Economy Act (1975); coauthor of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Act (1985); and led in the creation of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children and passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
"Fritz Hollings is working on a government reform project he can only conduct from the outside--getting the money out of politics and the politics back into Congress. . . . He outlines his plans for getting Washington off the money mill in Making Government Work."--Bill Moyers Journal "With razor-sharp wit and insight, former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings has produced a rare species of political memoir that stresses deal-making, compromises, and genuine bipartisanship to produce effective leadership and legislation in government."--G: The Magazine of Greenville (S.C.) "Hollings had a reputation for speaking his mind during his many years in office, and he continues to be familiarly forthright in his political memoir."--Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier "Hollings makes it clear in Making Government Work that he--perhaps more than any twentieth-century South Carolina political figure--understands the power and possibility of government."--Columbia (S.C.) State "In a gripping examination of the severe crisis confronting the United States, Hollings taps his more than one-half century of public service and presents this user's guide to democracy."--Living in South Carolina
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