The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
In the New York Times bestselling book The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis poses this question: “What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?” All across all government departments, the same story plays out: The Trump appointees were few and far between. Those who showed up for the job were disturbingly uninformed about their new functions and how their workplace operates. Some of them even threw away the briefing books that the staff prepared for them.
Lewis takes us to the engine rooms of the government that is under attack by its own leaders. There are unsung heroes – the public servants whose dedication, knowledge and proactivity keep the government machinery going. Lewis finds them and asks these heroes what keeps them up at night.
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