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Dude, Where's My Country?by Michael Moore
Synopses & Reviews
When the powers-that-be succeeded in ignoring and then silencing the nation's widespread dissent over war, one man stood on an Oscar stage and, in front of a billion people, outed the commander in chief for his fictitious presidency and his fictitious war. Now, just a few months later, those words have remarkably become the accepted truth of the land.
Yes, Michael Moore is the scourge of Stupid White Men everywhere. He's taken on fat cats, gun nuts, lying politicians. The Guardian describes him as a wake-up call, a kick in the mental backside. And now he's back daring to ask the most urgent question of these perilous times:
Dude, Where's My Country?
Michael Moore is on a mission in his new book: Regime Change. The man who slithered into the White House on tracks greased by his daddy's oil buddies is one of many targets in Mike's blistering follow-up to his smash #1 hit Stupid White Men, the biggest-selling nonfiction book of the year. Now no one is safe: corporate barons who have bilked millions out of their employees' lifetime savings, legislators who have stripped away our civil liberties in the name of homeland security, and even that right-wing brother-in-law of yours (yes, we all have one) who manages, year after year, through his babbling idiocy, to ruin Thanksgiving dinner.
"When Stupid White Men appeared, its brand of name-calling was more of a novelty....Now it is luxuriantly in flower....But Mr. Moore, through real conviction along with showboating personality, does make himself the most galvanizing and accessible of the lot." Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"Michael Moore is a comic genius!" Time Out
"Michael Moore is everything the contemporary politician isn't. He is smart, brash, profane, hilarious, beholden to no one, and genuine in his devotion to the country." The Denver Post
"Decades from now, historians will look back and say Michael Moore captured the zeitgeist." San Francisco Chronicle
"For more than a dozen years Michael Moore has served as the nation's unofficial muckraker laureate, exposing and lampooning the greed, arrogance, and corruption of corporate america and the folly and hypocrisy ofbeltway politics." U.S. Catholic
"Michael Moore has actually drawn blood. That's a shock to the conservative system. He may be just the lethal heat-seeking weapon [that liberals] have been looking for. [He] is more funny than angry, more everyman than show-biz. He may be more of a factor in the next election cycle than all the other, more glamorous Oscar attendees now lining up at fund-raisers for Howard Dean." Frank Rich, The New York Times
Book News Annotation:
If Moore's earlier work Stupid White Men didn't shake up the Bush administration, this latest expos<'e> is another shout for attention. Moore, whose credits include the bestseller and the award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine," challenges Dubya to either step down or explain his 25-year involvement with the bin Laden family, his relationship to the Saudi royal family, the Taliban's visit to Texas, and the Saudi connection to 9/11. He also attempts to sort out Bush's web of tall Texas tales regarding Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq. In addition to pages of notes and credits, Moore includes a helpful chapter called "How to talk to your conservative brother-in-law."
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fresh on the heels of his runaway, #1 New York Times bestselling Stupid White Men, Michael Moore returns with a bold but hilarious act of sedition as he seeks to overthrow the "Thief in Chief" and effect the kind of grass roots change that will shake the very foundations of our country.
In case anyone in Washington hasn't noticed, Americans are fed up with the status quo. In this, the first shot fired over the bow of the 2004 Presidential election, Michael Moore aims to unseat the man who slithered into the White House on tracks built by the bloody hands of Enron and greased with the oil of his daddy. As if an unelected, semi-literate president weren't problem enough, America's Democrats have managed to take the liberty out of "liberal," signing on with the G.O.P. for dirty corporate money and the ill-gotten gains of globalization. "The left" is just as satisfied as the right to stand idly by as the chasm between the haves and the have nots grows wider and wider. Thank god for Michael Moore because Dude, Where's My Country? tells us precisely what went wrong, and, more importantly, how to fix things.
In a voice that is fearless, funny, and furious, Moore takes readers to the edge of righteous laughter and divine revenge. Tapping into the collective and widespread discontent of everyday Americans, Dude, Where's My Country? provides an incisive look at Republicans, Democrats, and the robber barons of corporate America as it maps out what regular citizens can do to storm the halls of power and reclaim their stolen country.
Fresh on the heels of his runaway New York Times bestselling Stupid White Men, Moore returns with a bold but hilarious act of sedition as he seeks to overthrow the "Thief in Chief" and effect the kind of grass roots change that will shake the country.
About the Author
In addition to his work as a mega-bestselling author, Michael Moore is an Academy Award-winning director. He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
1 7 Questions for George of Arabia
2 Home of the Whopper
3 Oil's Well That Ends Well
4 The United States of BOO!
5 How to Stop Terrorism? Stop Being Terrorists!
6 Jesus W. Christ
7 Horatio Alger Must Die
8 Woo Hoo! I Got Me a Tax Cut!
9 A Liberal Paradise
10 How to Talk to Your Conservative Brother-in-Law
11 Bush Removal and Other Spring Cleaning Chores
Notes and Sources
About the Author
What Our Readers Are Saying
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