What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World [NOOK Book]


Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In ...
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Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing).

Get the lowdown on:

  • Pfizer
  • Halliburton
  • Monsanto
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Wal-Mart
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Al Qaeda

Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440627927
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Melissa Rossi is an award-winning veteran journalist who has penned articles for Newsweek, Newsday, Esquire, George, MSNBC, The New York Observer, and, until recently, wrote a regular column for National Geographic Traveler. She has written extensively about Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has lived abroad for many years.

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Table of Contents

1 Briefing : the mighty right 3
2 The Christian right : introducing the handmaiden's tale? 11
3 The Bushes : Texan blue bloods 22
4 Bush insiders : the Vulcans 33
5 The Neocons : professional alarmists 59
6 Briefing : how big pharma works 79
7 FDA : a failed experiment? 85
8 Pfizer : the hungry giant 94
9 Monsanto : the revolutionary 100
10 Briefing : spooks, sneaks and snitches 115
11 Post-9/11 world : securing the patriots 122
12 Foreign intelligence : stirring up the world 139
13 Wal-Mart : the slave driver 155
14 Credit card companies : the corporate loan sharks 163
15 Public relations companies : the propagandists 171
16 Rupert Murdoch : the mightiest media magnate 182
17 Think tanks : questionable sources 187
18 Council on Foreign Relations : powerful whispers 194
19 George Soros : the meddler 200
20 Rev. Sun Myung Moon : still rising 205
21 Media matters : losing focus 213
22 Briefing : defense maneuverings 231
23 DARPA : over the edge and into the present 246
24 Lockheed Martin : snoop 'n' shoot 252
25 Halliburton : inside connections 257
26 The Carlyle Group : slipepry arms 266
27 Bechtel : the master builder 276
28 Briefing : oil and water 285
29 The oil beast : an addiction 292
30 The al-Saud : conflicts of interest 298
31 OPEC : controlling natural riches 306
32 Non-OPEC oil producers : the outsiders 316
33 Veolia and Suez : the new water barons 325
34 North Korea : nuclear rogue 339
35 Terrorists : aiding the government? 347
36 Organized criminals : modern misfits 356
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2006

    Hutzpah and Humor, that's Rossi!

    Melissa Rossi has an insatiable curiosity, a brilliant mind, a warped and hysterical sense of humor and a driving need to Tell the Truth. Her work is gutsy and powerful behind the laugh. She is a rare voice in our culture of corporate sellouts and politically correct rhetoric. Buy this book so she will keep on singing the songs we all need to hear!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    Poor and lacks accuracy

    Entertaining. But.....one has to wonder about the accuracy of many of the statistics when there are GLARING errors. Perhaps the most obvious one is her reference to the 'Seven Day War of 1967' in the Middle East. I read this several times, actually questioning myself as to whether it was, indeed, the Seven Day War or, as is the case, the Six Day War of 1967. If this well- known fact can be wrong, what else??? There is also the sentence on page 45 which reads '.....as a 1978 U.S. congressional candidate in Wyoming, he wrote a letter to every Montanan asking for their vote......' Does she not know what Wyoming citizens are called, or if he did write to all those citizens on Montana, what would be the purpose since they can't vote in Wyoming. Or is this just another gross error. Also on page 98 she writes: '.....Celebrex, a painkiller prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis that brought in upwards or $3 billion......' While Celebrex CAN be prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, it is more often presceibed for osteoarthritis, two very different things. The very least she could have done is list the accurate use for this medication. Then there's the little matter of using words like 'snuck' and 'broker' [meaning having fewer funds] for which there appears to be no usage like this. I'd suggest passing on this book and looking for an author with a bit more credibility.

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