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Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

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4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Frightening yet true. Disturbingly on-point and revealing. Mak

Frightening yet true. Disturbingly on-point and revealing. Makes me want to hide my head in the sand or scream from the nearest rooftop--or vote Democratic. Yeah, that last one is the only one that really might work. Thanks to the author for putting this truth out t...
Frightening yet true. Disturbingly on-point and revealing. Makes me want to hide my head in the sand or scream from the nearest rooftop--or vote Democratic. Yeah, that last one is the only one that really might work. Thanks to the author for putting this truth out there; it took guts, and I'm sure many ideologues will still be in denial...but let them do the legwork to try to disprove it.

posted by firesidereader2 on May 2, 2012

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4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Know the Truth before you begin reading.

So very maney of us in this country are reall, really tired of all the print media that is written from a slanted PC or liberal point of view.
You can take any data and turn it into only one point of view and that is what I object to in this muck-raking, yellow journal...
So very maney of us in this country are reall, really tired of all the print media that is written from a slanted PC or liberal point of view.
You can take any data and turn it into only one point of view and that is what I object to in this muck-raking, yellow journalism world view of this author and the publishing company behind him.
Want to get Mr. Obama re-elected? Just write and publish books as this one.
Written so one sided, Coll's book is profe our system works and also proves you can use our system to distart the true picture of a great company.
Chairo

posted by chairo on May 4, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Re: Anom. May 4, 2012

    Before you critique any book, may I show you the function of spell-check?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    Interesting and a little scary

    Got this book based on an interview on NPR with the author. Interesting from the point of view of how much influence and "reality" almost unlimited money can buy. The NPR reviewer was appalled at how Exxon was heavily funding the science calling into question global warming while the research arm was studying how they could use global warming to find and exploit oil. Not really surprising, if you think about it.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    A great primer on a Transnational Corporation

    Coll presents a fierce narrative on an oversized corporation that wields enormous power over the globe. If you do not figure out that the mega transnational corporations are in reality authoritarian governments serving a tiny elite, then you are not paying attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Listened to on a roadtrip

    I have been a fan of mr.coll's previous works based upon the simple abundancec of verifiable information, not necessarily because i agree with every conclusion. As with any work that involves something people feel strongly about, read the information and draw a conclusion, i think this book enables the reader to do that. I recommend it and look forward ro re-listening to it in the future to see if i feel differently about it after time and other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Xavier

    Head to the next book over

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 12, 2012

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