The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
By Greg Palast
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 the FBI's investigation of the financing of organizations by Saudi Arabia
- How the Bush family stole the election in Florida
- How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly .
From Publishers Weekly
Whether one believes Katherine Harris’s claim that Palast’s conclusions are "twisted and maniacally partisan" or Tribune Magazine’s declaration that he is "the greatest investigative reporter of our time," one thing is plain: Palast does not shy away from controversy. This collection of reports touches on a number of familiar topics, including Enron, the presidential election of 2000 and the Bush family’s purported connection to Saudi Arabia. These issues have been explored in more depth by other authors, but what makes this audiobook so entertaining is its all-star anti-administration cast, including Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo and Jim Hightower. All of the readings are well-executed, but the full plate of narrators can cause confusion. It’s unclear how the text is divided up amongst the readers, and at any moment, a new chapter may begin with a new, unidentified voice. Despite the guessing-game nature of the audio presentation, this is still a fun, provocative listen.
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Alan Colmes, Fox Television network
"He is America's journalist hero of the Internet." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Village Voice, May 24, 2002
"...his book provides a road map for other journalists...Let's hope more DIY muckrakers heed the call." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, Salon.com, and numerous other international newspapers, magazines, and online publications. He writes the "Inside Corporate America" column for The Observer (UK) and has been the subject of several documentaries, an NPR profile, and an upcoming "60 Minutes" feature. Greg won the prestigious Financial Times David Thomas Prize, in 1997 and the Industrial Society Investigative Story of the Year, in 1998, and he was 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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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