A Critical Review of Who Rules El Paso?

Who Rules El Paso? has recently been making the rounds through social media as the primer on El Paso political power, namely arguing that money buys control of the city. However, the book glosses over many important details, leaves many out and offers little to no concrete facts from which to prove their central thesis. Facts are sparse, at best, and when facts are pointed out, the facts presented are wrong. This critical book review is not an indictment on the attempt to inform the voters of El Paso about what is going on in their community, but rather it is to point out that the book lacks the most important element needed to understand the problem in order to resolve it.