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What Every American Should Know about Who's Really Running the World: The People, Corporations, and Organizations That Control Our Future

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Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who?s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World answers these questions and more — spelling out exactly who to watch, what they're doing, and their impact on people everywhere.

Get the lowdown on:

  • Pfizer
  • Monsanto
  • DARPA
  • Reverend Sun Myung Moon
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • North Korea
  • Halliburton
  • the Al-Saud Family
  • Tim LaHaye
  • George Soros
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Wal-Mart
Filled with an entertaining and informative mix of hard facts, examinations of global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on what is really going on in the world.

Book News Annotation:

Commenting that the present era seems like a chapter out of Orwell's 1984, the author of What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World profiles US power brokers, "professional alarmists," and other rogues. Targets of Rossi's indignation include the Christian Right, the FDA, and our addiction to oil. She lists ways for citizens to fight back.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Commenting that the present era seems like a chapter out of Orwell's 1984, the author of What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World profiles US power brokers, "professional alarmists," and other rogues. Targets of Rossi's indignation include the Christian Right, the FDA, and our addiction to oil. She lists ways for citizens to fight back. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing).

Get the lowdown on:

  • Pfizer
  • Halliburton
  • Monsanto
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • WTO and IMF
  • Wal-Mart
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Al Qaeda

Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.

Synopsis:

Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But everwonder who's pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they've done (and are still doing). A timely follow-up to What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World.

About the Author

Melissa Rossi is the author of What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World (Plume 2003), and The Armchair Diplomat on Europe (Penguin UK, 2005). She also has written for Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, and MSNBC.

Table of Contents

What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. The Right

1. Briefing: The Mighty Right

2. The Christian Right: Introducing the Handmaiden's Tale?

3. The Bushes: Texan Blue Bloods

4. Bush Insiders: The Vulcans

5. The Neocons: Professional Alarmists

Part II. Food and Drug

6. Briefing: How Big Pharma Works

7. FDA: A Failed Experiment?

8. Pfizer: The Hungry Giant

9. Monsanto: The Revolutionary

Part III. Shadowy Stuff

10. Briefing: Spooks, Sneaks, and Snitches

11. Post-9/11 World: Securing the Patriots

12. Foreign Intelligence: Stirring Up the Wolrd

Part IV: Consumerism

13. Wal-Mart: The Slave Driver

14. Credit Card Companies: The Corporate Loan Sharks

Part V. Persuaders

15. Public Relations Companies: The Propagandists

16. Rupert Murdoch: The Mightiest Media Magnate

17. Think Tanks: Questionable Sources

18. Council on Foreign Relations: Powerful Whispers

19. George Soros: The Meddler

20. Rev. Sun Myung Moon: Still Rising

21. Media Matters: Losing Focus

Part VI. War Machine

22. Briefing: Defense Maneuverings

23. DARPA: Over the Edge and into the Present

24. Lockheed Martin: Snoop 'n' Shoot

25. Halliburton: Inside Connections

26. The Carlyle Group: Slippery Arms

27. Bechtel: The Master Builder

Part VII. Precious Liquids

28. Briefing: Oil and Water

29. The Oil Beast: An Addiction

30. The al-Saud: Conflicts of Interest

31. OPEC: Controlling Natural Riches

32. Non-OPEC Oil Producers: The Outsiders

33. Veolia and Suez: The New Water Barons

Part VIII. Rogues

34. North Korea: Nuclear Rogue

35. Terrorists: Aiding the Government?

36. Organized Criminals: Modern Misfits

Part IX. What's Next

Notes

Bibliography

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452286153
Author:
Rossi, Melissa
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Rossi, M. L.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics/Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.34 x 6.1 x 1 in 1.03 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing).

Get the lowdown on:

  • Pfizer
  • Halliburton
  • Monsanto
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • WTO and IMF
  • Wal-Mart
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Al Qaeda

Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.

"Synopsis" by , Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But everwonder who's pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they've done (and are still doing). A timely follow-up to What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World.
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