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

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Investigative journalist Greg Palast has uncovered scandal, fraud, corruption, and lies in the highest seats of power — from the White House to corporate America. Known in Britain as "the greatest investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune magazine), Palast has broken some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including:
  • How Bush killed off the FBI's investigation of the bin Laden family prior to 9/1l
  • How the Bush family stole the election in Florida
  • How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly

These provocative exposés — as well as groundbreaking reports on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization, Wal-Mart and more — are included in this collection of Palast?s most incendiary stories. Written in a no-holds-barred, in-your-face style, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy is a must-read for anyone who believes that the First Amendment is important enough to use and that democracy cannot be bought.

Review:

"Much of the guts for [Michael] Moore?s opening screed on how Bush 'stole' the 2000 election came from investigative reporter Greg Palast, whose own book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, has fast become a cult fave among progressives." The Village Voice

Review:

"The type of investigative reporter you don?t see anymore — a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes." Jim Hightower, author of Thieves in High Places

Review:

"Muckraking has a long, storied tradition, and Palast is evidently proud to be part of it....There is much of value here, but readers who want a full-bodied, serious analysis of how globalization is affecting developing countries or how corporate giants pay for political favors should look elsewhere." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Palast distinguishes himself from many other advocacy journalists....It's not about chads or overvotes or butterfly ballots. It's about citizens denied their right to vote in a process that seemed designed to target mostly Democrats." Chicago Tribune

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 (UK)

Book News Annotation:

This volume presents eight of investigative journalist Palast's most incendiary stories. Sample topics include "The Bushes and the Billionaires Who Love Them," "Deregulation and the Power Pirates," and "Globalization and Its Discontents." The volume concludes with listings of resources for grassroots action that correspond to each chapter. Palast reports for BBC Television's Newsnight and The Guardian newspaper.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Provocative exposes on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade organization, WalMart, and more are included in this collection of investigative journalist Palast's most incendiary stories.

About the Author

Greg Palast's writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Harper's, and The Nation. He?s been a guest on Politically Incorrect, C-Span's Washington Journal, and does regular investigative reports for BBC Nightline. Winner of Salon.com's 2001 "Politics Story of the Year," Greg Palast is a legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership worldwide. He divides his time between New York and London.

Table of Contents

Forewords
Who Gives a Shit? An Introduction 1
1 Jim Crow in Cyberspace: The Unreported Story of How They Fixed the Vote in Florida 6
2 Sell the Lexus, Burn the Olive Tree: Globalization and its Discontents 44
3 Small Towns, Small Minds 76
4 Pat Robertson, General Pinochet, Pepsi-Cola and the Anti-Christ: Special Investigative Reports 84
5 Inside Corporate America 115
6 The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 140
7 Cash-for-Access — "Lobbygate": the Real Story of Blair and the Sale of Britain 152
8 Kissing the Whip 182
9 Victory in the Pacific — A Conclusion 197
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283916
Author:
Palast, Greg
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Democracy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
10194
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.06x5.30x.81 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Plume Books - English 9780452283916 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Much of the guts for [Michael] Moore?s opening screed on how Bush 'stole' the 2000 election came from investigative reporter Greg Palast, whose own book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, has fast become a cult fave among progressives."
"Review" by , "The type of investigative reporter you don?t see anymore — a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes."
"Review" by , "Muckraking has a long, storied tradition, and Palast is evidently proud to be part of it....There is much of value here, but readers who want a full-bodied, serious analysis of how globalization is affecting developing countries or how corporate giants pay for political favors should look elsewhere."
"Review" by , "Palast distinguishes himself from many other advocacy journalists....It's not about chads or overvotes or butterfly ballots. It's about citizens denied their right to vote in a process that seemed designed to target mostly Democrats."
"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."
"Synopsis" by , Provocative exposes on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade organization, WalMart, and more are included in this collection of investigative journalist Palast's most incendiary stories.
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