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Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country and It's Time to Take It Backby Jim Hightower
Synopses & Reviews
America listens to Jim Hightower. More than eighty thousand people subscribe to The Hightower Lowdown Newsletter while his radio show is aired on more than sixty public and commercial radio stations.
In They've Stolen Our Country and It's Time To Take It Back, he takes on the Bushites, the Wobblycrats, and the corporate Kleptocrats, digging up behind-the-scenes dirt that the corporate media overlooks-like BushCo's "Friday Night Massacres," what's happened to our food, and the Bush plan for empire. But the book also offers grassroots solutions, drawing on Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour, a traveling festival of rebellion against every tentacle of the corporate-politico power grab. At kitchen tables all over America, Hightower has tapped into the thriving activist networks that are our country's grassroots muscle, and his book tells their uplifting stories of retaking control of their communities. This is the real America that the rest of the world doesn't get to see.
With his unique blend of wit and outrage, Jim Hightower "lights a prairie fire"-and it's just the spark that his growing national audience craves.
"Hightower is a gifted humorist...[with] considerable talents....This book won't change any minds...but it will entertain Bush's critics and help establish Hightower as one of the stronger voices of liberalism in the country." Library Journal
"[A] timely manifesto....Devotees of Hightower...will find much to admire, but the average reader will consider the book a jumble of loosely connected treatises laced with distracting sidebars and peppered with hyperbolic forebodings of government evil." Publishers Weekly
"Where's Tom Paine when we need him? Right here wearing a cowboy hat, roaring out of Bush's own state, making all kinds of Common Sense, and pointing the way out of our national embarrassment of a government occupied by thieves and lunatics! Halliburton and John Ashcroft will hate this book, which is why you'll love it. Don't just read it take Hightower's message to heart, take action on it, and take your country back!" Michael Moore
"Jim Hightower is a tireless champion for every American, and he has the right prescription for what ails our nation." Jesse Jackson
"If you can imagine Ralph Nader with the sense of humor of Jon Stewart and a Texas accent, you pretty much have Jim Hightower." Molly Ivins
America listens to Jim Hightower. In this book he takes on the Bushites, the Wobblycrats, and the corporate Kleptocrats, digging up behind-the-scenes dirt that the corporate media overlooks.
In Thieves in High Places, Jim Hightower takes on the Kleptocrats, Wobblycrats, and Bushites with hilarious results. Digging up behind-the-scenes dirt on stories the corporate news media overlooks (and dont get him started on them!), Hightower reveals the real stories behind BushCos "Friday Night Massacres," whats happened to our food, and the Bush plan for empire.
With grassroots solutions, drawing on Hightowers national Rolling Thunder Down- Home Democracy Tour—a traveling festival of rebellion against every tentacle of the corporate-politico power grab—Hightower is tapping into the activist network that is thriving at kitchen tables all over America. This is the real America the rest of the world doesnt get to see, delivered with Hightowers own hilarious brand of wit and outrage.
About the Author
Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, columnist, and the bestselling author of If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates and There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Kleptocrat Nation
1 BushCo 1
2 Never Have So Few Done So Much for So Few 20
3 Bad Apples 44
4 The Super-Duper Empire of King George the W 73
5 The Wobblycrats 98
6 Even the Smallest Dog Can Lift Its Leg on the Tallest Building 111
7 Legacy 133
8 A Progressive Optimist in the Age of Bushwa 147
9 Public Spirit 150
10 Wal-Mart: How to Play Beat the Devil 166
11 Taking Charge of Dinner 194
12 No Sweat 210
13 The Road to Privacy 224
14 Don't Be an Idiot 237
15 Bob Runs for President (A Drama in One Act) 251
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