Bye Bye, Miss American Pie: In the first of five excerpts from his new book, Mark Steyn explains how bureaucrats have come to regulate every aspect of modern life — even the neighbourhood bake sale

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Big Government requires enough of a doughnut to pay for the hole: you take as much dough as you can get away with and toss it into the big gaping nullity of micro-regulation. And it’s never enough. And eventually you wake up and find your state is all hole and no doughnut. Excerpted from the recently released book After America: Get Ready For Armageddon by Mark Steyn. Reprinted with permission of Regnery Publishing, Inc. © Mark Steyn 2011.