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Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters / Edition 1

Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters / Edition 1

by Greg Palast


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Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, Karachi to Santiago, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his acerbic wit and no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership, worldwide. This exciting new collection brings together some of 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 for the Observer to break open the 'Lobbygate' scandal of corruption inside the Blair Cabinet. Included here are his reports on that story, which earned him the distinction of being the first journalist ever to be personally attacked on the floor of Parliament by a prime minister; his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, which made him "a legend and a hero on the Internet" (Alan Colmes / Fox Radio) when it ran in; and recent stories on George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies, and the business-created 'energy crisis.' Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745318462
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 02/20/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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" feature.

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


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