Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal '08, No Child's Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War

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Dutton, 2006 - Political Science - 360 pages
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The top journalist in America and the funniest (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his previous New York Times bestseller a step further with hot undercover dispatches hanging out the dirty underpants of the armed and dangerous clowns that rule us.

A White House spokesman said, We hate that sonovabitch. They re not alone: From corporate suites to Osama s cave, they fear what Britain s Guardian calls investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein and a lot funnier. But Greg Palast s fanatic following (nearly two million readers of his Web column) has made him a cult fave among progressives (Village Voice) who can t wait for his next release.

Palast s old-style gum-shoe detective work to dig out the info on the War on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to seize little nations with lots of oil, the hidden program to steal the 2008 election, and the media biases that keep it unreported are the meat and bones of this BBC television reporter s new book. Armed Madhouse is illustrated with dozens of documents marked secret and confidential that have walked out of file cabinets and fallen into Palast s hands.

You won t find Palast in The New York Times (except its bestseller list), but you will read his reports on the hottest Web sites worldwide, hear him regularly on Air America and the Pacifica radio networks, and see his stories reappearing as the basis for Eminem s hit video Mosh, Michael Moore s Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled by a dozen of today s top platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: The greatest investigative journalist in America.
ALAN CHARTOCK, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

The type of investigative reporter you don t see anymore a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.
JIM HIGHTOWER

Courageous reporting.
MICHAEL MOORE

Upsets all the right people!
NOAM CHOMSKY

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User Review  - rasmith - Borders

Greg Palast is experienced at digging deep for his stories, and this one is no exception. Read this book, and you will become a regular, both to his web site and to his broadcasts on Air America. His ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcgruff1 - Overstock.com

Outstanding book about the Bush Adm. with a lot of real true graphics included. A must read to learn the truth about how the conservatives steal elections and much more. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

GREG PALAST s undercover reports appear regularly on BBC Television s Newsnight, Harper s Magazine, and Pacifica s Democracy Now!, carried on more than 350 stations. Winner of a record six Project Censored Awards for his investigations, Palast, formerly a columnist for Britain s prestigious Guardian, produced and starred in the hit BBC documentary Bush Family Fortunes (music by Moby). Though known for his Sam Spade style television reports complete with trench coat and fedora, Palast has another side as America s leading expert on government regulation (Guardian) and author of the academic bestseller Democracy and Regulation, who has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.

He was named 2004 Fellow of the Philosophical Society of Trinity College, whose previous honorees include Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde; was recipient of the ACLU s Freedom of Expression Award; and was inducted into the Non-Whore Journalists Hall of Fame.

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