Whether you get your COVID-19 analysis through Twitter or the network Sunday shows, you have almost certainly benefited over the past year and a half from the incisive commentary of Scott Gottlieb — physician, former FDA commissioner under President Trump, and veteran of two presidential administrations.
So ubiquitous and admired is Gottlieb that plenty of people have said we’d be a lot better off if we had just put him in charge of America’s pandemic response. His book, however, explains why the problem runs a lot deeper than any one good leader or better set of decisions could fix.
Gottlieb offers a …
This article appears as “Infected by Bureaucracy” in the October 18, 2021, print edition of National Review.
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