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

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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by Greg Palast, Brod Bagert, Medea Benjamin
     
 
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

Overview

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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This book's subtitle establishes its full-throated tone: "Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf? The Best Legal Whorehouse in Texas; The Coming Theft of the 2008 Election; No Child's Behind Left and Other Tales of Class Combat in a Dying Regime." Greg Palast's undercover reports in Harper's and web site venues have won him a reputation for spunk and resourcefulness. In Armed Madhouse, he pulls out all the stops to unleash a muckraker's attack on the Bush administration and its potential aftermath.
This book's subtitle establishes its full-throated tone: "Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf? The Best Legal Whorehouse in Texas; The Coming Theft of the 2008 Election; No Child's Behind Left and Other Tales of Class Combat in a Dying Regime." Greg Palast's undercover reports in Harper's and web site venues have won him a reputation for spunk and resourcefulness. In Armed Madhouse, he pulls out all the stops to unleash a muckraker's attack on the Bush administration and its potential aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743555821
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Greg Palast’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Harper’s, and The Nation. He’s been a guest on Politically Incorrect, C-Span’s Washington Journal, and does regular investigative reports for BBC Nightline.  Winner of Salon.com’s 2001 “Politics Story of the Year,” Greg Palast is a legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership worldwide. He divides his time between New York and London.

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