This book is a Tocquevillian analysis of New York based on interviews with leading New York Democrats and Republicans. The examination demonstrates that New York state is suffering under the yoke of over taxation, over regulation, and over mandating. An author commentary follows each interview. Interviews with: Herman Badillo, Edward Costikyan, John Gilbert, Joseph Holland, Edward Koch, Dick Netzer, Clarence Rappleyea, Edward Regan, Edward Reinfurt, E.S. Savas, Henry Stern, William Stern, and Thomas Tisch.