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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy : An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters

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Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership.

This exciting new collection brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post expose on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, which made him "a legend and a hero on the Internet" (Alan Colmes/Fox Radio) when it ran in Salon.com; his reporting on the corruption at the heart of the Blair government and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs and letters.

Review:

"The journalist I admire most. [Palast's] amazing work puts all the rest of us journalists to shame. I'm an avid reader of everything Palast writes — can never get enough of it." George Monbiot, The Guardian

Review:

"[Palast's reports] created shockwaves which have yet to die... outstanding journalism." Industrial Society, for investigative story of the year

Book News Annotation:

Eight updated articles by award-winning iconoclastic reporter Palast represent some of the better known stories he has investigated such as the purge of African-Americans from Florida's voter registry, the iron triangle of globalization, and big money in dirty places. He also reflects on being an American exile in London. Distributed in the US by Stylus.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

These articles written by Greg Palast expose some of the most egregrious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally. Included here are stories on the corruption of the Blair government and George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies.

Synopsis:

'Courageous reporting - read this book!' --Michael Moore Original hardback edition of this New York Times bestseller.

Synopsis:

Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, Karachi to Santiago, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his acerbic wit and no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership, worldwide. This exciting new collection brings together some of Palast's most powerful and influential writing of the past decade. His columns in the Observer have a cult following and he made headline news when he went undercover for the Observer to break open the 'Lobbygate' scandal of corruption inside the Blair Cabinet. Included here are his reports on that story, which earned him the distinction of being the first journalist ever to be personally attacked on the floor of Parliament by a prime minister; his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, which made him "a legend and a hero on the Internet" (Alan Colmes / Fox Radio) when it ran in Salon.com; and recent stories on George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies, and the business-created 'energy crisis.' Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

About the Author

Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, Salon.com, and numerous other US, British, and international newspapers, magazines, and online publications. He writes the "Inside Corporate America" column for The Observer and is joining BBC-TV's premier news broadcast, Newsnight, as special investigations reporter. He is the winner of the prestigious Financial Times David Thomas Prize, in 1997 and the Industrial Society Investigative Story of the Year, in 1998. He has also been nominated by the UK Press Association as Business Writer of the Year in 1999. In 2000, Salon.com selected his report on the US elections as politics story of the year. He has been the subject of several documentaries, an NPR profile, and an upcoming "60 Minutes" feature.

Table of Contents

Jim Crow in cyberspace : the unreported story of how they fixed the vote in Florida — The best democracy money can buy : the Bushes and the billionaires who love them — California reamin' : deregulation and the power pirates — Sell the Lexus, burn the olive tree : globalization and its discontents — Inside corporate America — Pat Robertson, General Pinochet, Pepsi-Cola and the anti-Christ : special investigative reports — Small towns, small minds — Kissing the whip : reflections of an American in exile — Appendix: Your turn : resources for action.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745318462
Author:
Palast, Greg
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Subject:
Political corruption -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
10194
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 black and white photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.36 x 0.715 in

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Product details 224 pages Pluto Press - English 9780745318462 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The journalist I admire most. [Palast's] amazing work puts all the rest of us journalists to shame. I'm an avid reader of everything Palast writes — can never get enough of it."
"Review" by , "[Palast's reports] created shockwaves which have yet to die... outstanding journalism."
"Synopsis" by , These articles written by Greg Palast expose some of the most egregrious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally. Included here are stories on the corruption of the Blair government and George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies.
"Synopsis" by ,
'Courageous reporting - read this book!' --Michael Moore Original hardback edition of this New York Times bestseller.
"Synopsis" by ,
Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, Karachi to Santiago, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his acerbic wit and no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership, worldwide. This exciting new collection brings together some of Palast's most powerful and influential writing of the past decade. His columns in the Observer have a cult following and he made headline news when he went undercover for the Observer to break open the 'Lobbygate' scandal of corruption inside the Blair Cabinet. Included here are his reports on that story, which earned him the distinction of being the first journalist ever to be personally attacked on the floor of Parliament by a prime minister; his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, which made him "a legend and a hero on the Internet" (Alan Colmes / Fox Radio) when it ran in Salon.com; and recent stories on George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies, and the business-created 'energy crisis.' Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.
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