The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

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

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This book digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today cover. From East Timor to Waco, Karachi to Santiago, it exposes some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally.This collection brings together some of Greg Palast's most powerful and influential writing of the past decade. His columns in the Observer have a cult following and he made headline news when he went undercover to break open the 'Lobbygate' scandal of corruption inside the Blair Cabinet. Included here are his reports on that story, as well as his Washington Post expose on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida and recent stories on George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745318460
  • 9780745318462
  • 756,172

About Greg Palast

Greg Palast is an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation,, and numerous other US, British, and international newspapers, magazines, and online publications. He writes the "Inside Corporate America" column for The Observer and is joining BBC-TV's premier news broadcast, Newsnight, as special investigations reporter. He is the winner of the prestigious Financial Times David Thomas Prize, in 1997 and the Industrial Society Investigative Story of the Year, in 1998. He has also been nominated by the UK Press Association as Business Writer of the Year in 1999. In 2000, selected his report on the US elections as politics story of the year. He has been the subject of several documentaries, an NPR profile, and an upcoming "60 Minutes" more

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'Fucking brilliant' -- Mark Thomas 'The raw material is so good and the stories told with such brio' -- Larry Elliot, Guardian 'An American hero in journalism' -- 'Exposes the hypocrisy and double-dealing of politicans and businessmen the world over' -- Mark Perryman, New Statesman 'The information is a hand grenade' -- John Pilger 'Courageous reporting!' -- Michael Moore 'The journalist I admire most. [Palast's] amazing work puts all the rest of us journalists to shame' -- George Monbiot, Guardianshow more

Table of contents

Forewords by Joe Conason and Will Hutton Who Gives a Shit? An Introduction 1. Jim Crow In Cyberspace - The Unreported Story Of How They Fixed The Vote In Florida 2. Sell The Lexus, Burn The Olive Tree: Globalization And Its Discontents 3. Small Towns, Small Minds 4. Pat Robertson, General Pinochet, Pepsi-Cola and The Anti-Christ: Special Investigative Reports 5. Inside Corporate America 6 The Best Democracy Money can Buy 7. Cash-For-Access - 'Lobbygate' - The Real Story Of Blair And The Sale Of Britain 8. Kissing The Whip 9. Victory in the Pacific - A Conclusion Indexshow more

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