Liberal provocateur Michael Moore campaigns to unseat George W. Bush in this well-documented analysis of what's gone horribly wrong in America. Aiming his barbs at targets near (corporate corruption, the erosion of civil rights) and far (war in Iraq), Moore offers practical strategies for regime change in America. Moore is a passionate man, as is borne out in his heartfelt documentaries, and his intensity shines through here.
When Stupid White Men appeared, its brand of name-calling was more of a novelty on the best-seller list. Now it is luxuriantly in flower...But Mr. Moore, through real conviction along with showboating personality, does make himself the most galvanizing and accessible of the lot.Janet Maslin
Although it's curious that Moore (Stupid White Men) chose not to narrate his latest indictment of the conservative right, Morin does an admirable job of conveying Moore's ideas and subtle (and not-so-subtle) wit. At first, Morin's performance seems well-meaning yet stiff, much like the child voices of the Charlie Brown TV specials-very clear but with the unnatural cadence that comes from reading a script. As time goes by, however, he grows more relaxed with the material. By the final disk, it's obvious why Morin was chosen for the job. Between Moore's text and Morin's loosened-up delivery, listeners can almost imagine that they are hearing Moore's own voice. In any case, Moore's message is clear: he believes America is being hoodwinked by George W. Bush. Bush's goal, he says, is to use our fear of terrorism to push through his own agenda, as well as the agendas of his rich friends and supporters. Moore makes provocative connections between the Bushes and the Bin Ladens and even the Bushes and the Taliban, but the one drawback of this audiobook is the lack of references. While the book form of Dude is heavily footnoted, Moore points listeners to his Web site for his sources, where finding specific information can be difficult. Simultaneous release with the Warner hardcover (Forecasts, Oct. 6, 2003). (Oct. 2003) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Moore, author of the best-selling Stupid White Men and the 2002 Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, once again has the courage to question the powers that be-and starts at the top with George Bush. Moore has seven questions for the President, questions about Bush family ties to the bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family. The author keeps the listener's attention as he documents other lies that have been presented to the American public: from Iraqi nuclear weapons to Iraqi ties to al Qaeda. He also points out some facts that the current administration would rather not let the public know, e.g., the sale of biological agents to Iraq by the United States between 1985 and 1990. In a country in the stranglehold of the USA PATRIOT Act, this book offers a lighthouse of hope. D. David Morin's clear and distinct reading allows Moore's words to sing off the page. Moore has sounded a wake-up call for the 2004 elections and the future of a free America. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.