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Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy

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In this powerful indictment of George W. Bush's White House, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., charges that the administration has taken corporate favoritism to unprecedented heights — threatening our health, our national security, and our democracy.

Kennedy lifts the veil on how the administration, in order to enrich its corporate paymasters, has eviscerated the laws that protect our nation's air, water, public lands, and wildlife. He describes the White House doling out lavish subsidies and tax breaks to energy barons while allowing the corporations to profit by poisoning the public and eliminating security at the more than 15,000 nuclear and chemical facilities that are prime targets for terrorist attacks. He shows how right-wing White House ideologues have taken the "conserve" out of conservatism and trampled the free-market democracy in favor of a kind of corporate-crony capitalism that is as antithetical to democracy, efficiency, and prosperity in America as it is in Nigeria.

Crimes Against Nature is a book for both Democrats and Republicans, people like the traditionally conservative farmers and fishermen whom Kennedy represents in lawsuits against polluters. "Without exception," he writes, "these people see the current administration as the greatest threat not just to their livelihoods but to their values, their sense of community, and their idea of what it means to be American."

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America's most prominent environmental lawyer exposes George W. Bush's efforts to eviscerate the laws that protect America's air and water an how average citizens are about to pay the price. In this powerful and far-reaching indictment of George W. Bush's White House, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the country's most prominent environment attorney, charges that this administration has taken corporate cronyism to such unprecedented heights that it now threatens our health, our national security, and democracy as we know it. In a headlong pursuit of private profit and personal power, Kennedy writes, George Bush and his administration have eviscerated the laws that have protected our nation air, water, public lands, and wildlife for the past thirty years, enriching the president's political contributors while lowering the quality of life for the rest of us.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper, and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace University School of Law. A former assistant district attorney for New York City, he is the coauthor of The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right.

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tgrang13, May 30, 2012 (view all comments by tgrang13)
This book is a horrific yet factual account of the damage that has been done to our environment over the Bush presidency. Most of it irreversible, of course. There are many fascinating examples of how irresponsible the Bush administration was when it came to our environment. This goes way beyond the conservatives' denial of global warming. We are talking about literally thousands of species of animals extinct, never to come back again. He also discusses how the Bush administration led the American public to believe that he was actually improving the release of pollution, when he was actually encouraging it. For example, the Clean Air and Water Act was not actually about making our air and water less polluted. In fact, it was the exact opposite. The names of these laws are intentionally misleading. This book did leave me feeling angry and unbelievably betrayed by the government, not that I would have expected any less. The only reason why I gave this book a 4 star rating instead of a 5, is that it is a bit dry. I kind of felt like I should have been taking notes the whole time, because the facts and figures are so abundant that they are pretty much impossible to remember. However, I would not let that detract you from reading this. It is well-worth the knowledge that you gain from reading this. Just don't expect this to be a warm, fuzzy, feel-good book, because like it is extremely disheartening to know what has happened right under our noses.
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isnessiam, January 13, 2007 (view all comments by isnessiam)
As yet, I have not read Robert F Jr Kennedy's book entitled Crimes against Nature, but I am sure it is a factual account of the malicous actions this criminal and his cohorts are engaged in. I have long known the corruption of the "Bush" regime from the very moment I layed eyes on the "Daddy War-Bush", during his Republican campaign for the Presidency back in the early 90's.

When I first looked upon this man (?) I saw so much inherent evil it made me shudder, and I knew if he became President, his first act would be to go to war, and sure enough that's exactly what he did. And their reign of terror has yet to cease. They're corrupt war-mongers, drug and munitions dealers/investors. They rape pillage and plunder people and planetary resources and have done so for far too long.

It's unfortunate the American public has been duped through their own ignorance but thankfully the wake up call has been sounded through the efforts of many individuals and organizations around the globe. Perhaps "we the people" (of Earth) should take a "One World Order" vote that demands to see all the Bushes executed for their crimes against humanity and every other living creature, as well as their collosal contribution towards the destruction of our planets eco-system. It's high time those terrorists were put out of everyones misery !!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060746889
Subtitle:
How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
Author:
Kennedy, Robert F Jr
Author:
Kennedy, Robert F.
Author:
Kennedy Jr., Robert F.
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by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
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Government - U.S. Government
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Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political Ideologies - General
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Politics-United States Politics
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Politics - General
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050705
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.125 in 2.64 oz

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"Synopsis" by , America's most prominent environmental lawyer exposes George W. Bush's efforts to eviscerate the laws that protect America's air and water an how average citizens are about to pay the price. In this powerful and far-reaching indictment of George W. Bush's White House, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the country's most prominent environment attorney, charges that this administration has taken corporate cronyism to such unprecedented heights that it now threatens our health, our national security, and democracy as we know it. In a headlong pursuit of private profit and personal power, Kennedy writes, George Bush and his administration have eviscerated the laws that have protected our nation air, water, public lands, and wildlife for the past thirty years, enriching the president's political contributors while lowering the quality of life for the rest of us.
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