By Greg Palast
‘Razor sharp learn … indicates why each US citizen will be quaking of their boots’ Metro, Books of the Year
‘Bill Hicks with a press cross’ The List
Award-winning guerrilla journalist Greg Palast has long past the place such a lot were too scared to unearth the gruesome fact in regards to the haves and have-mores who rule our international … the USA.
Here he studies from at the back of enemy strains to bare simply how undesirable it’s received in a deadly regime: how elections are received and loose speech comes at a value. How electorate are governed via worry. and the way our courageous new globalized global ability the bad get hammered, whereas enterprises silently purchase up the planet. It’s no longer beautiful – yet it’s all real …
‘Palast is likely one of the few newshounds writing who has either the anger and the wit to provide himself up as a persuasive – and extra importantly, readable – voice of the left’ Observer
‘A rollercoaster trip from Baghdad to New Orleans and Osama bin Laden’s cave to the again rooms of the Pentagon’ Big Issue
‘Very humorous … For someone who thinks that nobody from the U.S. is aware what’s happening, Palast is the ideal riposte’ Guardian
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THE END The House I Live In Insurgency USA—Join Today! APPENDIX: Return to Hubbert’s Peak: Why Palast Is Wrong Acknowledgments, Sources, and Resources Index Illustration Credits The Armed Madhouse Soundtrack About the Author ARMED MADHOUSE THE BEGINNING “Like the Cowardly Dog He Was” President Jeb Bush declared his reelection victory early, in August, before the machines were fully programmed, but the results were nevertheless assured. President Jeb accepted a call from “Hillary Kerry Gore”—the virtual candidate, put up as quadrennial opponent, designed to lose—who always made the same moving concession speech, “American democracy has triumphed again,” written for her by Karl Rove.
So what is his mission? What does Osama want? S. out of Saudi Arabia? When, in March 2003, George Bush told the people of Iraq, “Do not destroy oil wells,” his words were heartfelt but hardly original. …I would like here to alert my brothers, to protect this oil wealth and not to include it in the battle. Bin Laden listed other beefs in his Declaration of War. There are some who have the notion that bin Laden, though inexcusably violent, is somehow giving voice to the oppressed. Those who fancy bin Laden as the defender of the wretched of the earth have neither read his writings nor followed his actions.