The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 25, 2003 - Political Science - 408 pages
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"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter

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 collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, 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 Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.



  

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What happened in the 2000 US presidential election? How is it that the election even got so close that we ended up counting "hanging chads"? After the attempts by some to restrict voter access to the ... Read full review

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Contents

Who Gives a Shit?An Introduction to the New American Edition
The Unreported Story of How They Fixed the Vote in Florida
The Bushes and the Billionaires Who Love Them
Deregulation and the Power Pirates
Globalization and Its Discontents
 CHAPTER 5 INSIDE CORPORATE AMERICA
Special Investigative Reports
 CHAPTER 7 SMALL TOWNS SMALL MINDS
Reflections of an American in Exile
AppendixYour TurnResources For Action
Acknowledgments
Index
Copyright

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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.

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